Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#1 -- Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay

This past weekend was the Ragnar Relay.  Unbelievably, this was my third.  Spencer and I acted as captains this time.  I'm not a good captain for something like this.  Fortunately, we had a great team!

Top:  Blake J., Spencer H., Aundrea H., Kayla S., Lindsey L., Stacy U.
Bottom:  Anna W., Briana H., Mary Kay S., Dan S., Rich L., Bob U.
Our team name was Wii Not Fit.  We each made our own Mii character, which we put on our team t-shirt (snaps to Bob for his fantastic shirt design!) and on our vans.  See if you can guess who Mii character is.  I'm told mine looks just like me.

Here are the runners from Van 2.  They are all our ward members (and Blake is a former ward member).

Here are the runners from Van 1.  Rich works at Boeing with Spencer; Lindsey is Rich's wife.  Anna is Briana's friend from a neighboring ward.  We had a fabulous weekend with all of these people!

Ready to run!
The run was from Logan (awesome start line at the football stadium at USU) to Park City.  Temperatures ranged from the 90's to the teens.  We had runners on horrible, rocky, dirt trails and very nice asphalt running paths.  We had runners in dust and runners in snow.  We had runners in early morning hours and very late night hours.  And everything in between.

We finished near the end of the pack, but we finished.  We were all dead tired; many were very sore; some had blistered feet; we were chafed and sunburned.

Results are posted - of the 823 mixed teams that finished we were #792. And #686 in the mixed division. We finished over 2.5 hours ahead of the slowest team.

Sunday the Stobers sent a text, asking who would be interested in running in Vegas in October.  The Hills responded with a (*gasp!*) YES.  (And Taylor has started running, too!)

To laugh at us, you should watch this.


Suzie said...

Glad you guys had so much fun. How can you not?! :)
Don't you think the course was extra beautiful this year because it was so green.
Sad I didn't get to see you guys...

Coles Fam said...

That is FANTASTIC. I can't imagine running that much. Maybe one day. :)

Amy said...

Go you! Go you!!! Your mii does look exactly like you, if your face was a little more round. :) YOu're both adorable.