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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat.

So last weekend I just participated in one of the most fun, crazy, challenging, fullfilling, exhausting things ever! A Ragnar Relay! What is that you ask...12 man team(we had 11 girls, 1 guy), each running 3 legs of a 188 mile race from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach, over a 2 day period. It was soooo fun! I've been training since January for it and lovin it. I was the 12th man, so I ran leg 12, 7 miles, at about 4 pm , 24, 6 miles at 3 am, yes AM, and 36 which was 3 miles to the finish line at 3 pm on day 2, for a total of 16 miles. I also happened to have the legs with A LOT of hills so it felt like more, but it was so fun! I would totally do it again! They have them all over the US,(http://www.ragnarrelay.com/) so if anyone is interested, let me know! This is the first time they did LA and there were a few logistical problems, so hopefully they work it out and can do it again next year. I'd be interested in doing the Utah or Washington one, too.
Mike was able to be home with the kids and they all enjoyed their time together. It was a nice break for mom and FROM mom! They ordered out food all weekend, played video games and computer games all day,(and night), built a pinewood derby car, the boys got in lots of wrestling time and mylie got cuddle time, and i even came home to a clean house! I think I should go away more often!
All in all it was WIN-WIN for everyone.


This was the day before the race on our way to Santa Barbara, that's why we all still look so happy!!! We don't know quite what we were getting ourselves into!


Morning of the race, leaving the hotel!! So excited!!









WE SURVIVED!! Everyone did great!

10 comments:

HeatherM said...

oh my word awesome! that sounds so fun! If I find one in Denver I am calling you! and you look fab-u-lous! who's had four kids!?!

Marsha Lueck said...

Ragnar in Las Vegas... OCTOBER????? Are you a taker? I am looking for a group to run the race in October! I have been wanting to do this for a few years now!
How fun! Lots of work, but you are a Rock Star! GOOOOOO Aub! You Stud!
Miss you girlie!!

Melinda (farleysmiles) said...

What is the name of the person in the first picture in the blue shirt. She looks so much like someone I went to Jerusalem with, but its hard to tell, her name isn't Melissa is it? Anyway, did we hear you are moving back up to Lincoln? Good luck with moving, we are still loving Mt. House!

Chelsy said...

I'm in awe. I don't know if I ever want to run that much in my life. If it was a bike race...I'm in! I do triathlon's so I don't have to run more than 6 miles! haha. But you get the right group together (like with Heather and Marsha) and I'm in...especially if I'm going to get all super fit like you! :o)

Jode said...

Okay, I told you once and I'll tell ya again - I"M IN!!!! That sounds like hecka fun and I'm so down with that kind of thing. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, Aubrey! I'm so gonna miss your mug around these parts.

Harrison Happeningz said...

Wow-sounds like a blast. Almost makes me want to be a runner! (now I know why I see you circling Vasco every weekend!)

colin and brooke thompson said...

so proud of you! I finally went running friday morning. First time since the baby.... yes bladder getting a little better! I won't mention how far I went... or didn't go! :)

Shannon said...

Way to go Aub. I'm training for a 1/2 marathon at the end of June in Seattle. I don't know, give more info & I might be interested. Why is it that I didn't do this kind of stuff when I was younger? You rock!!

Lindsay said...

OH my gosh!!! Those are sooo fun. I did one in Utah two years in a row. I remember sometimes DURING the actual race..I thought "Why the 'bleep' am I doing this to myself. But when i finished...I LOVED it. My husband did the second one with me and right after we finished i asked him what he thought, and he said, "too soon to ask me that question" ha. I wanna do another one for sure!!

Cyn said...

Totally off topic, but we're so excited to hear you'll be back at LMCC in the fall. Logan is looking forward to having Weston around again, he was a good egg!