Let me start off by warning you that relays are a terrible idea. You will get NO sleep, it will take up your entire weekend (plus the packing and organizing beforehand), it will cost too much money, and you are running a very small portion of the actual race. I texted Beau at 4am, "This is awful in so many ways."
But actually? It was tons of fun.
|the whole team at the starting line|
|cool shot of Van 2|
|Van 1, minus Jaclyn who was running at the time|
|Lexi, our Runner 6 and MVP|
|being cozy in the Pilot|
The other team from my running club nicknamed themselves "the Badger Catchers". I thought they were pretty clever.
I was runner 4 and absolutely loved my runs. My first was the hardest at 9 miles, and hilly. My night run was pretty short, 4 miles, and my final leg was at about 5:30am on the C&O Canal for 6.7 miles. I loved that I got to enjoy the sunrise and beautiful morning.
|this is me saying "wheeee running is fun!"|
|Runner 4 to Runner 5!|
|"Honey badger don't care. Honey badger just TAKES what it wants."|
|finishing my first leg|
|Trying to sleep at the second exchange.|
|our darling mascot|
|Jaclyn, Brenna, and I at the finish|
|I'm smiling because I know I'm going home soon.|