Can I just say, we were amazing!! The race was relatively stress free. We did have issues, but man are these girls good at overcoming obstacles. One team member cracked her head open 3 weeks ago, another raced on a foot with a stress fracture, 2 of them are mid iron man training and I have my first 50 mile ultra trail race next weekend. We just don't let life get in the way of fun stuff.
This was a tough race. Sleep deprivation aside, we had some issues to overcome. Nerves and cold weather brought nausea and GI issues. That is pretty much par for many races. You never know what your body is going to do when it reacts to stress. It was worth it though. Amazing fun. I smiled through ever leg of the race. My first leg I busted out amazing PR's. I am not a fast runner usually, I have endurance, NOT speed. Competitiveness overcame me; I made every person who passed me really work for it! In the end, only one guy passed me on that leg and he earned the right. He blew past me without even breathing hard. Nobody else could catch me. Yay!!! (That is a first!!)
|MandiwithanI and I--that's me with the upside down headband|
|Chollas in the cholla|
Can you imagine being in a van with 7 other people (we had 2 drivers) for 35 hours and not fighting at all? That was us!! Pure awesomeness.
|Our awesome ride!! Thanks Kwazadilla!|
|Cholla Chick founders Amy, Mandi and Sue|
|We finished!! Yay!!|