2013 Ragnar – Florida Keys – Part III – END
This will be my last Ragnar FL Keys post. I stalled a bit, waiting for everyone to upload their photos, plus work & life, then the stomach flu. Good times. But the last things I wanted to leave with you about Ragnar were some of the images. The good times, tough times, and the beauty all wrapped up on one final post
The Course Map – Miami, FL to the southernmost tip of the US, Keywest, FL
So much of the race was cloaked in darkeness and pics were difficult. Or if we did get pics, the photo just shows reflective gear.
The times we weren’t cloaked in darkness, we were riding or waiting in the van. Oh wait, it’s still dark in this one too! Teammate and fellow Team Tough Chik member, Toni & myself.
But there were stolen moments of peace and tranquility just steps away.
New “In Real Life” friendships forged with fellow Team Tough Chik members that are spread throughout the US and world. Photo on the right has 4 Tough Chiks: Myself in my team gear, Kristi (in green), Kim (bottom in yellow) and Toni (in grey).
Lots of bridges, water & palms swaying in the gentle breeze.
One shot of me running in the daylight. Please notice my red Aspaeris Pivot Shorts peaking out from my skirt.
And finally, the finish. By the beach. 200 miles ran. Whatever pace we could manage. Done.
My girl Angela & I at the finish. She’s the reason I went all the way to FL for this adventure. Love you, Ang!
Thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts – I heard a million times that the team didn’t think they could have done it without you. Almost everyone acknowledge that you held us together when we didn’t have a lot left in the tank. We ran hard, ran extra miles, gave everything we had and you held us together. Thank you!
ShowerPill – What to say? I have never been so gross and nasty for such a long period in my entire life. After each run, I used a ShowerPill wipe immediately upon finishing to try to wipe away some of the nastiness. Each time, I was happy and soooooo very thankful that you came on board with us. I’ll spare you the nasty photos of the wipes in use cuz they are really nasty but leave you with the knowledge that everyone on the team was thankful for your product! Dear readers, I leave you with a not so subliminal notion that you probably want to go get some of these, right now. Shop HERE:
Family Fan Club – I’m a major fan! They totally hooked us up with shirts and window decals. They made our job so much easier because we only needed to add a few things to our windows and we were ready to run. Lots of vans had fancy art work, etc. that was all washed off during a down pour. Not us. Our decals never moved. They were super easy to apply and then they peeled off easy & clean! Plus my favorite part is that they didn’t obstruct our vision from inside the van. Win, Win!!!
This is the end of my Ragnar FL Keys “saga”. It was an amazing journey with an amazing team!
I look forward to hearing YOUR Ragnar stories in the future.
** Happy Relay Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz