I went into this race so excited. My goal was to run the biggest mountains I could find this year. I had considered the Timp half marathon, but when the chance to do Wasatch Back came up I jumped on it. When my team captain assigned me the biggest hills on the course I was even more thrilled! The other runner on our team to draw a massive uphill leg was excited, but very anxious. I sent her this the night before the race. Unfortunately the last line didn't apply to us since our legs didn't include the thrill of swooshing down the other side.
We voted on a team name, the runner up names were a star wars theme and "I thought you said rum!". So, I drew up a team logo that tried to incorporate the costuming and rum concepts. My team liked this a lot and everyone wanted to dress up like pirates (except the husbands I guess, but they didn't really get to vote.)
7:30am Friday June 2.
Our team was an online running club, so we didn't know each other in person and dressing up sure made it easy to find each other! We wore our costumes to start the race and tried to pull them together for a finish line picture (except I lost mine before we finished, so no pirate for me at the finsh line :( As much as possible we dressed in our pirate theme the whole race. We had so much fun at each exchange scanning the horizon for black and red!
|Hi Coneheads team!|
|the first exchange for Van 2, this is where it all started for us! (Team 409 that's a spray cleaner right?)|
Here is our runner 7. I love this lady, she has a huge box full of running costumes. For years she ran races every weekend at lightning speed pushing special needs children and she always dressed up in Disney-ish costumes usually princesses, to make it fun for them. This was her eight or ninth Wasatch Back.
Runner 8 another amazing lady, a coal mine engineer from Kemmerer, she put half of this team together. Her awesome running tutu lit up like a christmas tree at night, I need one of those if I do another Ragnar.
|I forget what exchange this was across the street from, it was either 9 or 10.|