I am lying in the grass next to the finish line right now, and thinking of Shauna who is running the last BRUTAL leg of the relay right now! It's an absolutely beautiful day and I am enjoying every minute of it! The sun is shining and teams and everyone is cheering as each team crosses the finish line. We'll all join Shauna for the last hundred yards and cross the finish line as a team. This race has been even more fun than I expected, and I have never enjoyed running as much as when I know I have a van full of friends ready to cheer me on.
I started my last 3.1 mile leg at 6am this morning. It was an absolutely gorgeous run through quaint farm country. It felt unreal to be running along through the middle of nowhere at 6 in the morning. I had one big hill, but I managed to run all the way up it, thinking for sure that as soon as I started walking my van would come up behind me and catch me slacking! I actually managed to do all three legs without walking (with the slight exception of slowing down once to scratch a really annoying mosquito bite on my knee, but that shouldn't count, right?). My goal was only to run the whole way, so I'm proud to say I did it!
Stay strong Shauna, and we'll be ready for you with cheers and beer at the finish line!