heaven and hell

Our team name for the Wasatch Back was “Heaven or Hell”, but the truth is it is both heaven and hell. This is one of those experiences that I’m just not sure I can really capture in words. I’m sure some of my teammates will do a much better job than I, so I will direct you to their blogs once their posts are up. Not only that, but I need to get my pictures uploaded and I can’t seem to get my computer connected to the internet and my sister doesn’t have a card reader.

Just to give you a quick picture, here are the basic stats:
12 runners
180 miles
2 vans
36 legs (of the race, not body in which case, it would be 24…duh)
3 head lamps
6 blisters (personally)
1000s of ounces of fluid, consumed and perspired
4 bee stings
9 new running friends…I already knew Christy (who was our amazingly awesome team captain) and Anne
30:53:46 worth of memories that I wouldn’t trade

There’s so much more to share than this, but I wanted to give you a little taste. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted about running and really, I have lots of thoughts on relays, now that I’ve run one (and in reference to myself, I am using the term “run” very, very, very loosely), so I thought I’d at least get something down.

Seriously, if you ever have the opportunity to run one of the Ragnar relays, do it. It was an unforgettable experience, and one that I’m hoping to repeat (in much better condition) next year. Any takers???

10 thoughts on “heaven and hell

  1. It was so great to run with you once again even though we didn’t do much running 😉 You’re one of my favorite people in the world.Did I tell you that I dreamt about Honey Buckets the other day? I loved them so one I ordered one for my own personal use. Those things were awesome!Hope you’re having a good time in Cali!ps no ones commenting on my wbr post and it’s bumming me out. whatever. I don’t need that sort of validation for my writing.

  2. i probably want to do it next year. i wanted to do it this year…but chickened out. i guess it all depends on where we’re at with our family planning (if you know what i mean)…and how out of shape of participants you will take.

  3. WooHoo on your relay! That sounds like so much fun, along with being a challenge.I hope to run one someday.

  4. Congratulations!!!! You are an amazing woman, that takes alot of training and hard work. Brian and I almost did it this year, but with the Triathalon training we didn’t have enough time to train. I was able to go up and watch my sister’s transitions and had a great time just observing. I wasn’t able to spot you but maybe next year!

  5. so glad you had a good time. i’ve always wanted to run a relay but have never had the chance … so fun!

  6. Can I just say how jealous and impressed I am that you all got to do that! I want to do it next year so bad! I am signed up for the Provo River 1/2 and right on schedule with my training and just so excited. I was wondering how your running was going and all that good stuff. Hope you get the pictures figured out and post more soon!

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