Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Not tonight honey, I'm on the RAGnar."

-The title of this post was one of the team names.  Sooo funny!

- Our van was full of awesome people who are in way better shape than me!

- When I run I have a lot of internal dialogue.  I say things to myself like:
Just run for this song then you can walk.
I hate running, I'm just here to hang out with friends.
Pretend like you didn't notice that the lady who just passed you was old enough to be your grandma.

-During our first leg we were sooo chatty and everyone was laughing non-stop.  By the third leg we were happy to be alive ;)

-Note to self: during the next race do NOT eat at the Cheesecake factory. The food tastes so good you will eat too much!

-Total distances: Autumn 13.1 miles, Jeff 15.5 miles.

Favorite memories:
Jeff not letting a lady beat him to the exchange.  She REALLY tried to steal his thunder but he wouldn't let her!
Jeff calling Spencer a billy goat because he smiles while he runs uphill.
Ben calling Spencer Stuart because he thought that was his name.
The crazy zombie team running their first leg in full make-up. 
My entire team being so supportive.  A great bunch of people who never made anyone feel like they weren't running fast enough.
Kelli's motto, that I soon adopted, was "If I have to walk it I have to walk it."
I missed the photo op in front of the Ragnar vehicle because I was getting my food.  The picture shows Jeff looking over his shoulder for me and Spencer calling for me on the megaphone.  LOVE IT!

Favorite things said:
Brandon: "Man that's a small window." Because he did actually climb out the window to talk to Kelly without getting a violation.
Aileen: "I love the smell of jerky in the morning."
Jeff: "We are very supportive.  We're great athletic supporters."
Brandon: "It's a gradual 700ft climb over two miles." *giving a look*
Me to Jeff:  "If you get out of the van technically it's a violation."
Jeff: "Violate me."
Brandon to me: "If you have to jog it you have to jog it."  Through the megaphone.  It's good advice but I felt like I was running full speed haha.
Brandon to all the people in line for a porta-potty at 6 am, through the megaphone: "To all the people in the porta-potties keep it short.  Like under 3 minutes, or you will get violated, and you do NOT want to get violated in a porta-potty!"


Jocie said...

This makes it look almost worth it to run that long. I love the chicken hats! My family did this in Utah a couple years ago, but it was more emotional than fun. Anniversary of a death in the family I think. It didn't go well.

Autumn said...

That doesn't sound fun. We had a blast. And I didn't really train much and it wasn't that bad distance wise. You get a good break in between legs so it makes it doable :)

Really random fact: The Wasatch race was the first one they did so it's the most popular. It's not until June 2012 and it's already sold out!