Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vegas Ragnar Relay

So many of you already know I am addicted to running relay races. Here's how it goes...usually about 185-200 miles, 2 vans, 12 people on your team. You each take turns running, so you each run three different times. So your total mileage ranges from 12-20 miles each. So there are spots for beginners as well as veterans. You usually get about 3-4 hours of sleep, and the race takes about 30 hours. It is the most fun thing you will ever do. I promise! check out  have races all over the country. Also  is in the St. George Area. People dress up and decorate their vans, so it's always pretty entertaining.

So last weekend, Heber and I ran in the Vegas Ragnar relay. It started in the Valley of Fire and ended in Vegas. We had some amazing exchanges at Huge Casinos with pools and hot tubs and lounge chairs. We got spoiled, normally exchanges are at churches or schools. You sleep on the grass or the gym floor. Sometimes there are showers, and sometimes not so much. One of our exchanges we slept under some swings on a playground.

I have run 6 relay races in the past 16 months. My legs this time were 8.8 miles/ 3.2 miles/ and 6.1 miles. There are six of us that are usually in the same van, we all know eachother's routines and we have a great time together.
Here is Heber and I at the start line.

Here is our Van of 6 at the start line.. Jared, Camille, Heber, Shelley, April, Brad

Here is Me and Camille at the finish line waiting for van 2 to cross the finish line.

Here is our whole team at the finish line.

Here is me with my girls and all our's all about the medals. Heber and I have quite the collection going. I keep telling him that when our grandkids go through our stuff, they are going to think we were pretty cool.

So our incentive to make Vegas our 4th relay this year was because of the got the regular Vegas medal for running...If you ran the Wasatch Back in Utah and Vegas, you got a second medal called "Saints and Sinners". THen if you ran Vegas and any other race besides Wasatch Back this year you got a third medal called, "Deuces Wild". We ran the Los Angeles Ragnar.  So there you have it three medals to run one race, of course I was in.
Heber and I showing off all our medals

Halloween Side Note

SO, I went to help at a 2nd grade party the other day for Halloween, and when I showed up all the other five moms were dressed up in costume, and I wasn't. It didn't even cross my mind to dress up.

So two hours before we were supposed to go to some friends house for a pre trick or treat party, it dawned on me that maybe we were supposed to dress up. So I asked Heber and he laughed and said yes, of course everyone else is dressing up. He took the easy way out and wore his fireman turnouts from work. I put together a cowgirl outfit for myself.

Heber humors me, he knows I am not super into holidays because of the extra effort required on top of everything else (aka sewing). SO he always buys the pumpkins and candy, because he knows it doesn't cross my mind. What a good man I've got for myself.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

You are awesome! I am putting together my first Ragnar team for Del Sol in February. It is awesome because we can train in the gorgeous Phoenix winter weather instead of the summer. Gosh - I had to start training for a half marathon in August and I about died of heat stroke. I have friends from here who did Vegas and training over the summer here? Kill me now! We all lose our running mojo over the summer here. I will have to pick you brain - we about have our team pulled together- just trying to get a couple more commitments. It is a co-ed team - which I imagine has its pros and cons. Anyway - I will shoot you an email.

PS - I never got with you about not coming up to Utah in October. It just didn't work out. But we really want to try the cabin sometime sooner than later!