Not Tonight Honey, I’m on the RagnarJune 18, 2012
Brad and I did Ragnar together this year! He was runner #1. The LONGEST run in the race! He ran a total of 21.1 miles and he killed it! I am so impressed by his running! I think he’s a born runner. He’s suffering massive post Ragnar pains, though.
I was runner 5, a relatively short run with *thank goodness!* two easy legs at the end. However, I had a MONSTER of a leg at the beginning, arguably the hardest single leg in our van. It is such a beast of a leg that Ragnar named it, “What the Hill?”
The exchange at the end of mine is so small and crowded that you can’t linger and stretch. I literally fell into the van and they were off!
Our team was Sweat and Sparkle and we placed 481 out of 800 teams with a time of 34:03:20.4. This year’s race was 197 miles from Logan to Park City
We had a start time of 5am on friday morning and had to be there around 3:30am, so our van made the trek up to Logan and crashed at Bill and Angie’s house on thursday night where they made us to most awesome pre-race dinner. Here is a conversation that is very telling of what it was like:
Angie: I made you pasta and salad and green beans and breadsticks
Us: Pasta with Red AND White sauce? Oh my gosh, Angie! You did so much!
Angie: Well, if you went to a restaurant, you could have each chosen what you want so I wanted to give you options so everyone has something they want. Speaking of which, Bill, can you go pull the lasagna out of the oven?
So staying at their house was awesome to say the least! Best pre-Ragnar ever!!!
Brad doesn’t remember any Ragnar anecdotes, only pain!