Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Ragnar Tale... Running the Wasatch Back


Many people (my family included) wonder why I'd wake up at 3:30 am and drive with a van of 6 to start a race at 5:30 am in Logan, Utah with 13,199 other "crazies" to run 197 miles with another van of 6 for 30+ hours to Park City, living out of coolers, sleeping on the ground and the use of 650 port-a-potties in between...




It could be because I love the name of our team which describes EVERY aspect of the race...



It could be because my friends make the experience fun and we share lots of laughs...

 


It could be the endorphins caused by 3 individual legs of hard runs and 
good sweat on roads and trails not normally chosen for a workout...



It could be because it's a chance for me to run with my daughter...



It could be the scenic landscape...





It could be the 3,000 race volunteers and decorated vans along the way...


It could be because these races enable me to work toward a goal 
and push me to exceed even my own expectations...





                                 












It could be the adrenaline rush of crossing the finish line with my team of 12 knowing we completed the race and accomplished many hard things along the way...


 ...and it could just be a little bit of all of the above.

6 comments:

Carin said...

I love all of the pictures!!!!!!!
Did you love having a van 1 experience!?
You ladies amaze me!!!!!!

Mrs. Organic said...

Check out those awesome legs! What a fun experience.

Karen said...

I spy lulu lemon! Love the skirt, I picked up the same one at the Phoenix store...it's a cute cute and design. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through the photos...so sad to miss out. There were quite a few of sore legs in our ward this morning:)

Courtnie said...

Alicia, did you know I went to school with Katie Sano? Cool she was on your team.

Shauna said...

It's so fun to see all the pictures! LOVE your lulu skirt!!! So stylin! MAYBE next year I can join you?? JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!! :D

Misty said...

That picture of you running is awesome! I could "pin" you on my health and motivation board! I'm glad you enjoyed another Ragnar. With my health improving, I hope to be back up and running soon! It's crazy, but I have missed it.