|I think our team needs more cowbell!|
On June 30th my whole family and a group of friends ran the Down and Dirty mud run out on Fort Lewis. This was the third year for us and we had a great time just like always. It is a family friendly event and this time it was only 3.3 miles rather than 5 which was nice for the kids. We dressed up in the theme of the day as superhero's and all just stuck together and had a great time. I highly recommend this for a first time mud run -it is pretty tame compared to some out there these days. Niko ran the whole way and talked almost the entire time. At one point I was actually chasing him down -he found a burst of energy and was just tearing off down the trail! Fun times.
|The clan after the mud run! Such a fun time!!|
|Just after saying "I do"|
|Of course I had to get dressed up! Niko said I looked like a cave woman. |
How does he even know what that looks like??
Last week I was scheduled for an 8 mile run on Wednesday and since the kids were with me and I was scheduled to work in the afternoon I mentally prepared to hit the treadmill. I made it about 2 miles before I decided that I was going to just finish my run outside later after work so I got to 4 miles and called it quits. It was just so hot and sweaty and BORING. Usually I can handle the treadmill but lately I have been having a hard time with it.
|Ugh, even in just a sports bra and compression shorts it was just too |
hot, sweaty and boring on the treadmill.
|Seth and I on top of the bridge. So thankful for friends that will run with me at night!|
How hard is it to get 12 runners to commit, pay, train and stay healthy several months in advance? REALLY HARD. But I finally got my 12 (just last week in fact) and I think we are ready to run. Oh, and about that. I have the farthest distance on our entire team at 24.4 miles. My first leg is 10.8 miles- that is a pretty significant run! Then I have 8.9 roller coaster miles at night for leg 2. Then I get to bring the team to the finish line with a final 4.7 miles. I am pretty excited about being the one that crosses the finish line, even though I was runner 6 last year and I swore I didn't want to be the last runner in our van this year because I hated waiting around all day to run! And here I am literally the last runner on our whole team- runner 12!
|Bring it on Ragnar!!! We are ready|
I will try and get one more "pre ragnar" post up about our team, but if I don't you will find all kinds of info on facebook and twitter. Anyone else out there running Ragnar? Any tips I need to know? Last year we were in Van 1, so I am excited to see the course from Van 2 this time. I can't wait!! I am especially looking forward to the beer at the finish line!