|Team Hill Billy|
Our group started at 8 am and I was leading the group off with Leg 1. While everyone else in our group was excited, I was nervous about how the day would go. None of us had planned breakfast so we all ate an RxBar on the drive to the start and called it a day. BTW these things are amazing. Everyone sort of loved them and they are Paleo approved and all real ingredients.
After peeing, and sitting in the car until a few minutes before the start, we all headed out toward the start line where the wind was insane and it was freezing cold.
|Lined up and waiting for the race to start. Wanting to puke.|
Before I had a chance to puke, the race started. I hold pride in the fact that I was #1 female in the race for the first quarter mile. I kept thinking...where is everyone? There was only one male ahead of me and he was way ahead of me so I started to worry I wouldn't know where I was going. Unfortunately, shortly after, all the speedy people that started off smartly and conservatively started to pass me.
I quickly realized just how hilly this course was on the very first leg. It was constantly up and down and rolling hills. Next year I will know better and plan accordingly.
After the first leg, it felt like the day went by so quickly. As soon as we would get to an exchange point, another team member would be off and we would be quickly driving off to get to the next exchange. It seemed we had just enough time in between for the last runner to grab some food and for the next runner to pee.
|Handing off for my last leg of the day. Leg 9 of 10|
After it was all done, of course we drink beer. It's just what we do. They had unlimited beer at the finish along with pizza so we had a couple there and then headed back to our hotels and got ready to go out to a bar after.
|Big Ass Beers|
Do you run with running groups? If you don't, you need to!
So what's in the outfit?
Headbands - Bolder Bands headbands. These were really really nice. Better quality then I've seen in comparable headbands
Shorts - Ink N Burn Shorts. These were the denim look running shorts. We had endless compliments on these. People kept asking if they were really running shorts and commenting on how they loved our shorts.
Sock - ProCompression. Need to keep it tight with all those hills. Calves feet great. Quads are a different story.
Shirts - Goodwill. They were easy to alter throughout the day. Started as a long sleeve and quickly moved to a tank top to really stick with that hill billy theme!
In the handheld - Cocogo. I will forever use this stuff. So much better than Gatorade.