Ever notice how hard things are easier with support? How impossible things become possible with a team?
This will be my third consecutive year as a member of the Redwood Paddlers Dragon Boat team. Now competition is not really my thing, but this is something that's more my speed. And it's the other paddlers in the boat that make all the difference.
Now for the really serious athletes, there's the Mudders for Mothers team running Tough Mudder. My husband Kevin has done this one twice, among many of our friends. This requires a lot more training and commitment. The team runs a gruelling 18 km up and down ski hills at Mt. St. Louis, stopping at intervals to complete obstacles involving things like ice water and electric shocks. Some of these obstacles are built so that one person alone can't complete them, but only with cooperation. Not only do the Mudders discover what they're made of, they learn the true meaning of teamwork, even literally standing on each other's shoulders.
It's a beautiful picture of how things work at Redwood Park Communities. We are all in it together, supporting one another, giving a hand, taking a hand, and cheering one another on. We're a team.