|Van 2 hanging out in front of our van while Jacquie runs the longest leg|
|Van 2 at exchange 6. Note the bull riding pen behind the picture. That was the real reason I got bruises on my knuckles on both hands. But it made for a better story that I picked fights with runners tagging our van.|
|Jeff and Glen discuss how elevation charts were drawn by 5 year olds with rocks up their noses.|
|Jacquie and Jan at our start-exchange 6|
|Jan finishes her first leg|
|Jan hands off to Glen and is glad to stop running|
|Glen shows Jacquie (who is challenged with working slap bracelets) another way to hand off the bracelet|
|Is my butt blinking?|
|Michael is ready for his night run|
|Jacquie looking strong on her 13.5 mile run|
|Michael holds the spirit stick|
One of the jokes in our van is we were going to nickname our selves runners of unusual parking. Our 15 passenger van was LONG and it was just so much easier to take up 2 or even 4 parking spaces. With our relatively early start time and our fast team, we were towards the front of the race at the end so it was ok to park so horribly.
We did leave Jan stranded at her exchange for about 10 minutes. We didn't mean to and had plenty of time to get Starbucks but we drove the wrong direction leaving Starbucks and were too busy chatting to realize it and then we passed up the exchange and had to drive another half a mile before the road allowed a U-turn. We kicked Glen out of the van, ignored the evil eyes of the other teams for getting to the exchange late, and apologized profusely to Jan. After all, she was a prized team member because after our first legs we showered at her house, sat in her spa and her husband picked up dinner for us.
Bringing in the team was awesome. Close to the finish line I let out my cheer yell which is comparable in volume to my zombie scream and Jacquie heard it across Tempe Town lake. The team was waiting for me and we all ran across the finish line together. Many thanks to Megan for capturing this video and being our "official finish line photographer".
|Jeff, Tom, John S, Chip, Michael T, Glen, Michael C, Jacquie, Jan|
Christina, John C and John H(not pictured)