Guys. A RAGNAR (Wasatch Back) is something that is on my Bucket List. I have never been a runner, but lately, running has been a great way for me to stay in shape, eat what I want, and blow off steam if the need arises. I’d been offered a spot in a team a couple of years ago, but T was still so little and I didn’t want to pump in the car (props to Whitney for being so freaking awesome and doing this! *click click click*).
Anyway – THIS was my year. I had done my training when all of a sudden, I wasn’t on a team anymore? Hmm…how did that happen? I kept my fingers crossed and hoped someone would back out (or get injured) – I know, I’m a terrible person.
Sadly (but luckily for me!) someone did end up backing out and I was called up DAYS before the RAGNAR to be on the “Rainbow Unicorn Dream Team.” Meet my team: (Top, L to R) Chris “Mohammed”, Josh “the boss”, Kirk “Are you ready”, (bottom) Me “The Fat Leg”, Whit U “The Pump”, and Whit F “The Hill Killer.”
(Long story short, the team captain put that name in as a way to “hold” our spot, but when he went back to change it, it was too late.)We ran with it and made the unicorn theme work for us. Obviously.
Keeping the horn sturdy was a never-ending process, but we made it work. That horn saved so much time – I could always find the car by looking for the horn (front) and the duct tape rainbow tail (back). Such a win.
My last leg transfer – the dreaded sweated slap bracelet – and my favorite shirt of the race, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” (think back to “kills” and how some teams were DIE HARD. By the way, I totally did pass him.) Thank you Tawny, Kurtis, and Gandalf for being ever present as I ran my last leg. Freaking funny.
The Unicorn Rainbow Dream Team conquered RAGNAR in 35:31:13.5!!! That good enough for 785th out of 965 – nearly 14 hours longer than the winning team. WOW.
RAGNAR = trounced, conquered, defeated, DONE. So glad I did it and I’ll probably be doing another soon. What can I say? I love to have a good time and torture my body. All in good fun.