Wow. How intense was that challenge? I mean seriously! 24 hours. That bike looked so cool – but man, all night long was not easy. And I could totally understand Mandi wanting to take a break, especially as they knew they were falling behind. Even without Ron struggling to participate, it had to be hard squaring off against a team with Sione, Fileipe, Mike AND Tara. But still, how great was Sione – saying he wouldn’t quit, that he wanted to finish what he started no matter what. And Aubrey totally jumping on board with him. I think that was a defining moment in the season. Deciding to keep going, no matter what.
The up-downs were so brutal. And I don’t just mean the mud. And you couldn’t have asked for a stronger motivation. Bob and Jillian are both such incredible trainers, and they both have such a strong connection with their teams, it’s no wonder they didn’t want to risk losing that bond. It was so emotional to see them say goodbye – Bob talking to them outside the gym, was heartbreaking.
And of course, saying goodbye to Dane was tough. Obviously, in a week where they had to say goodbye to their trainer, it seemed as if ron, cathy and Kristin stayed united.
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