Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Red Rock Relay 2011

Wow! What a weekend! This could be one of the best races I've ever done. If you want to call it a race. It was mostly sleep a little, eat some, drive some more and RUN! I have to admit, I got off pretty easy and had much easier legs than my teammates but I loved every minute and loved cheering on my team.....got runs?

Here we are still sporting some energy! We had slept the night before and were still feeling great!
Most of our time was spent in the car. It got pretty smelly after a while!
Here we are with our first leg finished, except Kim. She was sprinting up the huge hill while we took this picture. She did awesome! Her first leg was a killer so I volunteered Cassie to get out and run with her for a while. I'm such a good friend.
Snow van's first legs complete! Pizza Factory here we come!
My second leg was 4.8 miles and was my longest leg. It wasn't too bad, just long and kinda boring. Luckily it was overcast and cool or I would have died! Here I am ready to slap the bracelet on Shannon!
We got to sleep from 11 pm to 1:30 am and it felt great. I was in charge of setting the alarm at 1:30 (seriously) Too bad my phone was on vibrate! To make a long story short....Thank goodness Kim woke up in time, Erin had the car loaded in 2 minutes and I got my running clothes on with one eye open. I was most nervous for this leg. It had the big Veyo hill but it actually wasn't too bad. I'm still pretty sure I slept through that whole run!
39 Kills baby! A kill is when you pass another runner. Its a good feeling :)
And the finish line. What a great accomplishment. I love these girls and I'm so proud of them! This was not an easy thing to do and everyone did great!
Wearing our3 stripes with pride.
And to end the day, the got runs? van got toilet papered.....by our own teammates I'm pretty sure!
This is a weekend I will never forget and I can't wait to do it again!


Michelle said...

That is too bad your car got toilet papered...that stinks:) Sleep is over-rated for sure...who knew you could have so much fun with No sleep?! You did great-it was a blast!!

The Tophams said...

Weekend to remember for sure! I wish we could all just be in one big van though....how stinky would that be?:) I think team got runs? should make a reappearance next year!

Kim said...

That was so much fun! So much fun that I have forgotten some of the miserable running times :)

Melanie said...

Looks like you guys had fun!!!!