About a month before the event, Timmy asked if I could fill a spot on their Ragnar Wasatch Back team. Thinking that I still had more time than what there really was to train and get more recovered from pneumonia, I agreed. In the end, I was by no means the fastest on the team, in fact I had the slowest pace in our van. Legs 1 & 2 were just fine, leg 3 killed me like so much it triggered them awesome faux heart attacks. In the end, I'm still glad I singed on. It was another great weekend of running, eating, not sleeping, and joking with friends.
141: Get A Whiff of This
Van 1: Jen, Debbie, Rob, Blake, Matt, Cathy
Van 2: Me, Kurt, Josh, Dave, Brooke, Timmy.
All but Dave, Brooke, Kurt, and Myself work for or have retired from the corrections side of law enforcement.
We took Dave's truck so we hauled a mattress along for the ride. It was one of the best ideas ever.
So we had these hats..
Old school football helmet.
Major Exchange #1 in Eden.
It was for a free bag.. I tend to get them free bags every year to put my shoes in. They're cheap and fall apart not long afterwards but that's the point of getting them.
We were racing this team the whole time.
Cali found us!
Helping with stretching by laying on people.
Major Exchange #2 at Snow Basin
My favorite magnet.
Waiting for Timmy to finish Ragnar Hill.
It's funny cuz this has been a normal leg in years past..
This guy is such a stud that he averaged like 8:15 pace up the whole dang thing. I've ran DOWN this trail before, it's intense.
Waiting for Major Exchange #3 in Morgan, another guy that Timmy and Josh work with hooked us up with food, showers, and a quite place to take the shortest of naps.
His kids drew this for us.
At one of the minor exchanges watching the moon rise.
That wildlife van had all the eyes glowing.
We couldn't sleep at the next Major Exchange, we had to go down to one of the minor ones at the Coalville rodeo fairgrounds. Since I brought the mattress I got to sleep on it in the back of the truck.
It was the coldest night ever! None of us got any sleep because we were so cold and our feet were blocks of ice. We woke up with frost on everything and all the drinks in the truck bed were frozen.
Dave showed us this little piece of history. Apparently this guy later joined the church and moved out here to Utah. Don't know why his family wanted this on his tomb stone though.
Lots of funny dancing when crossing the street.
Brooke and Timmy.
Waiting for Timmy to finish basically Ragnar hill part 2. It was hot so I hung out in the shade of the tables.
Coming into the finish.
Timmy is a beast. They made a last minute change.. well they claimed they changed it a month before but you would only know about it if you had their app- which is a crappy app and unreliable so none of us wasted our phone space downloading it. Anyways, it added more mileage to Tim's and Brooke's last legs.
This was Timmy's last leg's elevation:
The whole gang.
Josh's video of his perspective.. so of course it has a lot of him and Brooke.