It was hard. The gear doesn’t breathe very well, so it gets real hot, real quick. It’s a little like running in waist-deep water –the resistance of the pants themselves is a big challenge.
The thing that got me interested was helping the people who need help — the athletic achievement is kind of secondary to the actual fundraising.
We actually lived in a rambler.
I don’t know that it’s a rivalry — it’s a lot of support. We don’t talk about one beating another. We kind of push each other to keep training.