Rolling Meadows, IL
It was the paddle leg, about the 27th hour, of the 30-hour Stubborn Mule Adventure Race. I was beat up and exhausted. I was sitting in the boat and felt my eyes closing. I started to dream then suddenly woke up wondering how long I had been asleep. I told my teammate that I couldn’t stay awake and was worried about falling asleep and tipping the boat. Luckily my teammate had the 5-Hour Energy shot that came in our race packets. I desperately chugged it down and about 10 minutes later I was totally awake. Thanks to 5-Hour Energy we finished the race and ended up third in our division.