I feel like such a veteran now that I've done Wasatch Back 3 whole times. This year was a blast - I love my team!! I was a bit worried about running it 6 days post marathon but it ended up being fine and my times were right on schedule :)
|I love being one of the Housewives!|
|We think we are super funny!|
|Smac and Higgy decorating the van|
|Look at the super cute bracelet - or hair tie if you have more hair than me that one of the girls made all of us. Yep that's my spice girl name - Zippy.|
Race Start: Before the race started we took all our safety gear up (6 vests, 2 headlights, 2 butt lights & 2 flags) and picked up our race packets. Then we shopped a bit and got ready for our start. Then once our first runner took off it was time to jump in the van and get moving.
|Check out those sweet safety vests|
|Van 1 at the starting line.|
Giggles, Smac, Zippy, Higgy, Shutter and Attitude
|I love how people dress up at Ragnar. |
This was the RMAFO team and they were tons of fun.
|Waiting for our runner to take off|
|Do you like my face coming out of the honey bucket? A full weekend with only honey buckets is fun.|
I will say Ragnar does a great job of having enough of them at the stops and keeping them as "fresh" as possible.
|Trying to get some shut eye before my first leg.....already tired before my first leg might not be a good sign.|
Leg 2 was 8.2 miles gradual climb up East Canyon around 10:00 pm at night. It was my favorite run. I had about 2 miles to get my legs warmed up before the climb really started and it was cool and peaceful outside. At one point on the run I looked up and saw a 30 mph sign on the side of the road and realized I was passing #30 on my run. It was one of those awesome moments that just kept me going. The van met me at mile 4.5 and I finished off my gatorade then got rid of my hand-held bottle and just enjoyed the rest of the run. Somewhere between mile 6 and 7 there was a guy on the side of the road cooking bacon and he offered me a quick slice of it or some salt. It was hilarious and smelled delicious but I still declined. Details: 1:14 total time, 9:08 pace and 43 kills.
|half way through leg 1 - SO HOT!!!|
|Coming into the first major exchange|
|My 2nd leg was gorgeous, dark and cool outside.|
Fun stuff about Ragnar: I love this race because it of the team aspect. The girls I run with are the absolute best. Our team color has been pink every year and I never get sick of it. I think the color is so fun to wear and it stands out when I'm trying to find my girls in the crowd.
|We actually had a cow bell in our van this year and it was so much fun when cheering on our runners!|
|Enjoying a diet coke after our last legs were finished.|
|Before my 2nd leg cheering on my runner with the rally monkey|
|Look how much fun we have cheering for our captain while she kicks butt.|
|Before our last legs - I'm looking awesome by this point - so well rested and clean.|
|The Rally Monkey - she needs a name!|
|Our drive - Fab Spice. This girl is awesome. Having a driver on Ragnar is the best. She took great care of us and got us where we needed to be without a single complaint. Not only is she gorgeous she's fun and a great driver!|