By: Amy Dienta
Back in June, I went on an amazing trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with my husband of 15 years. I ordered clothes online and was determined to look nice. Unfortunately, I was at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my entire life and the photos proved that.
Since the week I came back from my vacation, I’ve been walking, which turned into running, which turned into this amazing adventure I never dreamed I could do.
Last weekend, I participated in the first Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race. I had the most fun I have had in a long time! I was one of 4 pilots of the borrowed Kraken Upcycle, borrowed from Baltimore.
We spent the day going through a mud obstacle, parading through the city to the boulevard for the water trial, which we climbed out and paddled in the Merrimack. All done while bribing the judges and the public by passing out candy, beads and blowing bubbles.
Our team won a trophy for best water entry and we had a blast! I would like to thank Bianca and and all of the wonderful group who put the race together. I would like to thank my co-pilots as I had no clue what to do or what to expect from this race.
I’m hoping that next year I can persuade my 14-year-old to participate in the race with me in something we have designed.