Jake and I did the So Cal Ragnar. A 200 mile relay race from Huntington Beach to San Diego! You have 2 vans with 6 runners in each van and you compete for 36 hours straight! It was awesome! It was much more fun than I ever thought!
Here's most of our team at the first handoff. Jeff, Jamie, Kari, Cindy, Simone, Amy, Me, Ryan, and Jeremy. (Travis was passing off to Archie, and Jake was cheering them on!)
Travis, I think all of his runs were up hill!!
SO... here's how it all went down. We had a team of 12, Jake paid the entry fee $1300. Then 6 of our team members had BYU graduation and couldn't race. Well that opened the door to everyone but Jake, Travis and I dropping out! Since we had already paid the fee and Jake had his heart set on competing in this race we got desperate and asked everyone we could think of to join our team. Since we were in the hospital TWICE with Mitchell while training for this race Jake even asked some of our nurses who we found out were runners. Finally Simone came through and found EIGHT runners to drive up from Utah and be on our team! Because Mitchell kept getting sick I was unable to train like I wanted, but somehow I made it! I got the easiest legs of all and ran 4.9 miles, 6.2 miles, and 2 miles. Jake ran the first 4.9 with me and his total was almost 30 miles! There was such a feeling of comradeship as you cheered and offered support for your team. Since it was a relay you wanted your team to do good, and since the legs were so long you could actually cheer for each other. I had a blast. It was amazing to be able to share something like that with Jake. He is such a fast runner I NEVER would have seen him in any other race.
Jake and I at the end in our twinner gear!
We drove our kids down to Lynsey's to watch Mitchell (for the 1st night) and Allison's to watch Reesa and Jansen. Then Jim and Lenora watched Mitchell the 2nd night. By the time we got in it was 1 am and we had to get up at 5 am to race the next day. Driving my kids all over was probably the most stressful part of the whole race! After that Jake and I had so much fun being adults together with all our friends. Everyone helped out so much so we could do this race. THANK YOU! Priceless memories!