|Don't I look so much like my Mom? We even have the same head tilt.|
They loved playing in the hot tub the most- it was a little cool for the pool. Will is so brave and loves to just jump in and swim around- even with his head under water without plugging his nose. We've never put him in swimming lessons and we need to. I don't want him to be 27 and not be able to swim like some other people we know....
running blog. She is an incredible runner and I was excited to be a part of her team. Here we are at the start- we were Van 2.
|Heather Dennis, Rachelle Wardle, Ken Bluemel, Julia Hubbard, Travis Wardle and me. Van 2 from the team "7 Studs and Their Showgirls."|
My first leg was on a trail and was unsupported. It was uphill for the first 3 miles and I gained 550 feet in elevation, and the last 6 tenths was a downhill slide. I ran hard, had 20 kills, and finished my leg with an 8:02 average pace. This was by far the fastest I had ever run uphill!
My second leg was at 1:30 AM on the outskirts of Vegas. It was my favorite of the race. (Night runs usually are!) It was cool and I just cruised along at a comfortable pace. I saw 4 shooting start, ran in the pitch dark, and finished chasing the lights of Vegas- so sweet. I ran the 3.9 with a 7:09 average pace and ended up with 38 kills.
I'm not going to lie- I missed my normal running girlfriends terribly!!! I finally got to see Mindy and Marissa at exchange 30 and it made my entire day. As much fun as I had with my new team, it didn't hold a candle to dancing our way through the Wasatch Back.
|Me with my running partner Mindy Kohler.|
The coolest part about this Ragnar- I NEVER HAD A SINGLE RUNNER PASS ME.
|Looking Gazelle-ish, yes?|
This was my third Ragnar Relay this calendar year, so I earned some major bling at the finish line- 3 medals! Las Vegas finisher medal, Saints & Sinners (for running Vegas and Wasatch Back) and Deuces Wild (for running Vegas and Del Sol). I learned a lot from this race and I was so grateful to have the experience of running it.
After the race was over I got my kids and My Mom and I went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner. The kids LOVED it. Fish, elephants, gorillas, butterflies! The price tag was worth it just to hear them exclaim over the balloons that they made for them as we waited for our dinner.