I realize I don't have a lot of actual running pictures for Ragnar. *Notes to take more running pictures on my next Ragnar Relay*
|I used my stick non stop during Ragnar.|
Our non stop picture taking in general was slowing down at this point. We were all starting to feel exhausted. Not to mention, it's hard to take good pictures in the dark!
After our second round of running, we ended up at the Anthem Community Center. Next time, I'm bringing a camping mat or yoga mat. We literally stretched out on a wood floor and tried to catch a little bit of sleep before we had to head to the next exchange point at 4:00am.
I think we only managed a couple of hours before we were back on the road. I was dreading this leg. My last leg was my longest and listed as "very hard" which, if you read my Ragnar Top Ten, you know means "crippling",
I won't go into all of the details, but this last leg was one of the most difficult runs I've ever done. The second half was almost entirely uphill, with the last couple of miles being ridiculously steep. It was 24 hours into our race and we had slept a total of maybe 2 hours. I was freezing and pretty much all around miserable. And yeah, there may or may not have been a few tears.
The was only one little area at mile 6 for van support, so my wonderful van mates kept pulling u-turns so that they could yell out support. It was the only leg where I saw more than one person fall apart.
On one of their drive-bys, Tara yelled out the window, "Everyone else looks like shit, too!" And that made me laugh.
But then I was done! I was runner 2, so 10 more of my team mates had to finish up their last section, but I was done! Now I could relax and watch the rest of our van finish.
|Melissa and Jenna (Photo by Megan)|
|Grumpy Cat doing some driving...|
|Lance offering water to Megan|
We met up with van 2 at the last van exchange and waited for Megan to finish her leg.
|Nicole, Jenna, Megan, Jenn, Lara, Me, Chris|
Stacie, Tara and Megan
|Finish Line at Tempe Town Lake|
|Team Dessert finishes Ragnar Del Sol 2013|