Well, I finished my legs of the Ragnar Relay. I'll bet you thought that was the end of my story. Nope. I couldn't possibly finish the story without telling you about the finish!
But first, a little side story...
Months before our trip to Tennessee, I perused the Ragnar online store...ok, fine. I perused the Ragnar online store many times before our trip to Tennessee. I saw a shirt that said "one mile to go" and didn't understand it.
While I was running my first leg up the mountain I saw "the sign" and I suddenly understood the significance of the shirt. I wanted to kiss the sign. These are the most beautiful words a Ragnarian can see when they near the top of a gigantic mountain, are running through sheer darkness or are deliriously running down the road of their third leg after very little sleep.
Love the sign.
Now, where was I in the story? Oh yes, I finished my third leg, then helped Anne out with hers. When the rest of my van finished their third legs, we took this picture. Hooray, we're done!
|Driver Kurt, Kate, Richard, Melissa, Anne, Me, Greg|
Did I mention we were starving? Melissa and I were debating whether or not to order two sandwiches to start. Don't worry, I only
inhaled ate one.
After filling our bellies, Van 1 headed to the finish line to check out the festivities and wait for Van 2. Here are a few fun pictures:
|My BRF, Anne, and I laying down on a cement ledge.|
6:08pm - Ken rounded the corner and all 12 Rummers joined him to run across the finish line.
|We Thought They Said RUM|
We got two large pizzas at the finish. Those disappeared in record time and we ordered 6 more extra large pizzas when we got back to the hotel. We were a hungry bunch!
Here are a few of the funny tags on our vans...
|Van 1 got "boned" Friday night..at least I think it was Friday night.... Amanda tweeted me with this news.|
|Van 1 got spanked by the 12 Shades on Friday morning.|
|Van 1 was tagged by the Beards on Friday night. Greg had fun with this one and wrote "shaved" in front of it. Then it morphed into "no fondling shaved beards". Apparently there is a no fondling law in Tennessee. We all got a kick out of that.|
Yep. Those are my people. :-)
To say that this was a fun weekend would be a serious understatement. I had a blast and can't wait to do it again, in fact, plans are already in the works. I'm an addict.
Before we left, I had heard that Ragnar was a party in a van with a side of running. That is absolutely correct. I can't think of a better description.
To all of my Rummers, thank you for a fantastic weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better Ragnar experience.