|Team Honey Buckettes after completing the Rainier to Ruston 50 mile relay!|
Me, Kerrie, Mel and Zoe!
**I am so far behind on my blog posts! Aaaaah- I guess that is what happens when you have a bazillion things to do everyday. So while I should be writing about all the amazing events surrounding the Rock and Roll half marathon from last weekend, I really need to finish my relay recap from 3 weeks ago!!!**
|Mel off for her 3rd and final leg!|
|Go Kerrie! She looks ready for anything!|
|Kerrie running through the |
|Hooray! I got ready before she arrived! Note the lovely sand.|
|Not sure what is up with my skirt- must have been my lightning fast pace!|
Suddenly I reached the end of the road and that runner girl was just standing there looking very confused about where to go. I pulled out the directions and read them to her- she hadn't brought her phone or the directions! I was pretty sure we should take a left, but the wording of the directions was very confusing! It said to "turn left on 20th street, run on the left shoulder and continue under I-5". Except that as we turned onto 20th we were running parallel with I-5 so it felt wrong and we questioned it for a very long time. She tagged along with me (I think she was afraid to be alone without a phone, can't blame her) and we stopped several times to reread the directions. At one point I was almost convinced we had missed our turn and had gone about a mile in the wrong direction and I just kept wishing for an orange arrow or ribbon that would let me know we were heading the right way!
Finally the road curved to the right and we were running under I-5 and there was a single posted sign on the side of the road that said "runners on road" and I knew we were going the right way. I pointed to the sign, gave my buddy the thumbs up and cruised on ahead picking up my pace. The next turn was a left over the Puyallup River Bridge, and suddenly I knew where I was and how to get there, such a relief! We ran up Puyallup Avenue, past some very sketchy bars and gas stations- I must have been quite the site for some of those people in my sparkle skirt. I passed 2 more runners on this road- I was on a mission to finish! One girl called out to me as I passed her and asked if I knew which road to turn on- "D!" I hollered back, hoping she heard me clearly.
|Always consulting my Garmin!|
|Love this one of Zoe- right at the top of the hill leaving Dock Street!|
|Go Zoe! Love the clouds in this one!|
|We held back and let the ultra runner finish his race first|
|Done! The Honey Buckettes finished in 7:57:06!!|
|The only way to celebrate an amazing relay!!|