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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Eight More Days!

No running for me this morning. When I looked at the clock it said, 5am and my body said YA RIGHT!! Five hours of sleep doesn't cut it, so I guess I will be hitting the gym tonight.

This morning I was inspired by Meghann and Kath's bowl of yogurt and cereal.

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  • 1 container of Fresh and Easy Yogurt
  • Handful blueberries
  • Half banana
  • Tbsp flax
  • Few tbsp of Bobbi’s Granola Greatness
  • Handful of Puffins
  • Tbsp of PB
  • Drizzle of Honey

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This bowl was perfect and I think it should hold me over better then a plain old bowl of cereal.

Today I wanted to share with you all the race that I have been working on.


So... the Wild West Relay is quickly approaching...actually, it's in 8 days!

For those of you who don't know about WWR, here's the lowdown:

  • 200 miles, 24 hours
  • 12 runners per team
  • 36 legs total
  • 3 legs per runner
  • From Fort Collins, CO to Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 2 SUV's packed with granola bars, peanut butter, stinky people
  • Lots 'o hills
  • Lots 'o elevation
  • Really, really challenging terrain but it promises to pretty amazing

We gathered runners from all over the blogosphere and then some! Here's our team, the Dangerous Dozen!! 10 girls and 2 guys!


We also have two of my lovely friends driving out with me to volunteer for us, thanks Sandra and Carly :)

I am runner # 2 so my legs are 2, 14 & 26. Check out these maps! The elevation is CRAZY! I will be running a total of 19.1 miles.





Being the Captain has been a  hella stressful little overwhelming, but fun at the same time. From planning the packing list, hotels, transportation, and all the race details I haven’t had to much time to actually think about the RACE!! I guess I am not looking at this as a race but as a time to see COLARADO for the first time and meet some pretty amazing people!

We leave this Wednesday night for a 15 hour road trip to Fort Collins, CO. I am so excited and I know that everything is in place and now I can focus on the RUN!

Anyone have any ideas about how our team can creatively uniform itself?? Crazy sox? Hats? We need ideas!!!

Hubby’s Random Fact: Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.

WOW, that’s crazy have a great Thursday Friends!


Katie A. said...

Whoo hoo! 1st!
Wow! That looks like a blast! You have some great legs (litteraly :) ), I can't wait for race report!
Since it's all girls, I think anything pink would be appropriate, but remember some bright colors, too! You'll be in the dark at times. I am very impressed by all your hard work of time and energy - you're gonna rock it! Have a graet day! :)

Sarah said...

Wow! What a crazy and unique race. That second leg of yours looks like a killer. I can't wait to see how it goes! Maybe you could all wear similar hats and/or shirts??

allijag said...

You guys are going to have so much fun! So sad I wasn't able to the WWR relay with you! :(

buffmuffy said...

Wow that looks like so much fun!
Socks are definitely a great idea, I would get some knee socks (that way they also work as compression tools lol)

just me said...

totally stoked for next week.

and i totally can't thank you enough for all the hard work you've put into this. you totally deserve a prize!

Kaolee Hoyle said...

How fun! Good luck!

Amy said...

That race looks so amazing and fun!! Wow, what a challenge!

You all should pick a color shirt and wear those. Something fun like hot pink, lime green or orange!

Angie Eats Peace said...

That sounds really neat!
A friend of mine is doing something like that in October, the one from Utah to Las Vegas.

Best of luck!
Maybe your team can come up with a theme that every that everyone agrees on and use that for costume ideas. Like pirates, zombies or vampires. Everyone can wear a little something around the theme.

Andrea said...

The WWR looks like so much fun!! And what a beautiful place to start and finish a race. Colorado is awesome!

Kaye said...

I think it would be cute to make matching t-shirts/running tanks. Even if it's just with some diy stuff from Michael's! Like Caitlin's (HTP) relay shirts were super cute!
Or shorts with your 'team name' on the booty!

roseyrebecca said...

I love the random facts!! I love road trips too!! Have fun!

Heidi said...

I did a relay (ragnar relay from San Antonio to Austin through the texas hill country)like this and it was CRAZY! It was a BLAST though. Good luck and HAVE FUN! If something gets messed up (transportation, lodging, appearel or WHATEVER just go with the flow! ;)
ps leg 2 looks brutal, brutally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D10 said...

I really can't wait to read all about Colorado! The race sounds like it is going to be an awsome experience.

The random facts kill me!

monicac2 said...

I've done 2 Ragnar Relays (Texas and Los Angeles). They are a lot of fun. You are perfect for a team captain.

Have a great time!!

RunToFinish said...

ohhh my i am so tired from working so much i thought that said crazy sex and I was thinking..myabe I signed up for the wrong race

Matt said...

Have fun at the relay!

platipus329 said...

That's going to be a crazy run but looks like so much fun!

And I've always wanted to buy and cook with a wok. I should try that sometime

She-Fit said...

WOW! This is great and crazy at the same time. I'm happy for you guys though. That will be such a fun experience to do all together. Can't wait to hear how it went.

Lauren said...

Your cereal bowl looks so yummy!

Girl, this is so cool that you are running in this race. You girls will do amazing!

Good luck hun and have a wonderful Friday!

Taylor said...

Wow! That looks like a great and intense race! Your team should wear tie-dye shirts- it's coming back into style! And you def. would know who is on your team!

Andee (Runtolive) said...

Wow that looks like an awesome race! Do you have any tips on how to dress for the night part of the race? I am doing the E.T Full Moon Midnight Marathon next week in Vegas and the starting time is 12am! I'm wondering where I can get headlights or if I even need it?

Island Girl Eats said...

I don't think that I could function on 5 hours of sleep! My body would retaliate against me!

That is some run that you are doing!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Good luck!!! Sounds like a really fun and challenging team race! Can't wait to hear about it!

Megan said...

Too bad our t shirt machine isn't up and running yet - we just bought it! But I can teach you an easy way to make t shirts... then again I am guessing you will be wearing running shirts!

Maybe you can do ribbons for your hair. Like tie ribbons onto a pony tail holder for your ponytails... does that make you remember cheer? haha

Megan said...

oh and to your next post... i have the same camera!

The Washingtons said...

So excited! This week will fly by!!! Can't wait to meet ya'll in Colorado. -cw