Here we are (minus Dawn, who was out running her last leg toward us) at the final major exchange. Left to right--Kristi, Courtney, Jason in the back, Brad, Sarah H, me, Toni, Amanda, and Sarah E. This team really shows what Ragnar is--team sport. No way would we have been able to cross the finish without the hard fought effort of everyone on our team.
Things flew by. Traffic was bad, I Sarah E was out for 2. We dropped off Brad for 2 more and picked Sarah E up. After Brad I picked up my "bonus" 2. Sarah H was up next, and then Sarah E went back out, winning the day by slugging out a tough six miler for us to cross the finish.
It took us 38 hours, but we crossed that finish line together. It was seriously an epic adventure, even though it didn't go as planned. I won't lie--Ragnar is not for the faint of heart. Its scary, its nerve wracking and its a logistical nightmare. It will push you to the edge.
But it was also incredible. New friendships forged, new memories made. And Brad FINALLY may get what all the hype is about with me and running events. He's hooked. He's actually going to start contributing here, which is exciting. And it was awesome to share the experience together.
But oh, the memories. The sense of accomplishment. The friendships. Brad and I can't wait to do it again--we WILL be back out there in 2014.
We spent a few nights in Key West with a beautiful view, catching up on sleep and food. Celebrating not only our accomplishment but 10 years of marraige.