Have you ever had a dream about running 200 miles with 12 people in 24 hours? I have dreamed about this 24 hour experience for a few years now. I still remember when one of my friends in NYC told me about this concept of having 12 runners run 200 miles in a relay race over a 24 hour period. As soon as I heard about it I wanted in! This 200 mile race took two years of much anticipation for me to finally have the chance to partake of its greatness. I am not going to lie that the race is so so so intense. But its kinda a really cool experience! When else do you run 3 different times in 24 hours and at 2am? NEVER!!! My first leg was up a mountain? I started off sprinting and then realized the serious incline I was about to embark on and just started laughing. I HATE hills and was now trying to sprint up the mountain.. it was pretty funny. But I had to run like a champ for my team because we were in it to win it!! My team was so excellent to put up with Brett and I being extremely competitive and cheering them on and maybe even pushing them a lil!! It was all in fun! The race started in Gettysburg and ended 30 hours later in DC. I have never run 18.2 miles in such a short time period and my body is for sure feeling the miles right now. But I had a great time and made new friends!! Brett and I became great running buddies!! I’m going to miss him when he moves next week!
so maybe i was a lil excited!!
Brett and I collecting all the race gear!
Keila was the first runner and started us off really strong!
we had to do a lil sight seeing while van #1 was running
Brett making the team proud!
here i am off to the races
i have no idea what i was doing here
Bryce was the 3rd runner in our van
Charlene was our 4th runner
Spencer was our 5th runner. can’t find a pic of him running
Helen was our 6th runner
this sticker on the van was classic
This was my home for 30+ hours.. it smelled like roses.
i sprinted my last leg that was 8 miles.. i think i wanted to die here when i finished
I have never been so happy to see a finish line
YEAH FOR TEAM HASTA LA PASTA!!