Picking up where we left. Mike was off at around 2:00 pm Friday afternoon. We left Van 1 and headed to our next exchange. ((There are 36 exchanges throughout the race, 6 major ones where both vans meet up and that's where you'll find places to sleep, eat, shower, etc))
|You're literally just hanging out on the side of roads. Lots of weird looks from people who have NO IDEA what is going on|
Kristin was off and so were we! We sent Eric off at the next exchange (where he had 25 kills) and then I was up for my first leg, around 4:45 pm.
Leg 10 | 12.80 Miles | Very Hard
|Before I was off and running.|
|12.8 miles--7:44 pace|
|Plus I got a sweet medal, sooooo.|
Ethan was off and we headed to our last exchange of our first leg!
|Sending Dana off into the sunset over the Bourne Bridge!|
|Kristin/Erin Selfie time|
|Runners are weird|
|a 'sea' of vans at exchange 12|
|Everyone wearing super hot outfits.|
|Burrito bowl destroyed. I love you Chipotle.|
|One side of our kills, many more to come!|
Running by yourself at night is terrifying. At least to me. I HATE the dark, and running with a head lamp, blinking light on your back and safety vest didn't not help my fears of potentially being abducted. There are no street lights, no crowds, and woods. I think I left for my 2nd leg at 3:00 am and made it back to the van alive! No pictures. 3.7 Miles at a 7:18 pace.
After we all finished, we headed to the last major exchange and I apparently passed out in the car. I was tired I guess. I didn't really feel all that rested when I finally woke up out my coma, but it was better than what most of my team got. Sorry guys! But they did get a hot breakfast and some random indoor gym floor sleeping, so there's that at least :) They also had a pretty sweet tent set up here.
|After 'sleeping' at around 7:00 am|
I'll fill you in on the rest tomorrow!! The finish is one of my favorite parts of this race! Thanks for making it down here if you read this whole thing!! Happy Friday Eve!!
Happy Running! xo