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:
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???