Ragnar DC in photos...
|It was my birthday weekend, so in addition to having an entire case of Shittens courtesy of our sponsor, I was also gifted with many sweet gifts, including this amazing mug|
|I was also given some birthday bling and a cupcake headband, and this fabulous Shittens high-five turnnel|
(Official name: "We're just here for fun... and to win)
I couldn't have asked for a more fun group of women to spend the weekend with!
|We may have used a lot of energy jumping, but it all worked out in the end|
|In between photoshoots, jumping, and handing out Shittens, there was also some running.|
Leg 1: 5 miles, 8:28 pace. Only moderately hilly, but I do not know how to handle single track! I think it would have been beautiful, but I was too concerned with my footing on the rocky, rooty trail to be able to enjoy the view. I would have liked to go faster, but only 2 guys out of our start wave finished ahead of me, and despite 137 ankle rolls, I came out unscathed, so I counted it as a win.
Leg 2: 4.6 miles, 7:12 pace. Night run through the middle of nowhere.
Leg 3: 4.2 miles, 7:29 pace. Perfect morning running weather, passed a few more people, and held a fairly decent pace without vomiting or needing the Shittens despite some overnight GI issues (shared by several of us, so I think the dinner stop in West Virginia was probably unwise). But as the team mantra went... everything was fine, nothing was f@#%ed.
|Entertaining ourselves at exchange 12|
|Hand off from Jennifer to start Leg 2|
|Exchange 24 photo booth... who needs sleep?|
|Love my running BFFs!|
|We started at noon, with only about a dozen teams in later waves. The rest of the field went out in waves starting at 5:30am, so some had a pretty sizable head start and the majority of the race was in front of us. Combined with Van 2, our team passed over 200 runners!|
|"We're Just Here for Fun... And to Win"|
Done, and done!