Van 1 finished up at about 11:40ish, giving the sun just enough time to really work up it’s mojo. Believe you me, it was hot on Saturday. Even a man who goes by the name CARIBBEAN Steve, was toasty. His first leg ran him straight through the hood. He obviously didn’t mind, cause, well he’s a brother.
Up next was Shorty Shorts Jason. Jason got this nickname because right about this time he decided to put on his “fast” shorts. Which, may or may not have shown a wee bit too much thigh. Then again, I have seen much worse on the beach and Jason is super fit!
SS Jason and C Steve showing off their respective abs.
Shorty Shorts Jason overtook two runners and also ran great despite the heat. I was up next. Oy.
This 7.6 miler was tough for me. It was about 1:50 in the afternoon, not a lot of shade for the first 5 miles, and I was just plain tired. As I was running I thought of BRA Zen Runner Tam, who is serving in Iraq. She used to run hills with me and say, “Just put one foot in front of the other BoB.” I kept repeating this and thinking about her serving her country and it really helped me. I would do it for Tam! By mile 6 I felt strong again and knew I could push it. I wound up passing two runners (who were actually run/walking, so I’m not that cool). My average pace was a 9:17. Not what I had hoped, but I’ll take it.
Me handing off to P-Funk.
I handed off to P-Funk who flew past 3 runners on a nice little three miler. She handed off to the Redhead who ran a very respectable if not annoying 6.3 miler. Let’s just say traffic lights were not nice to our Red. (See her blog for details.)
Finally our last runner brought us in.
All in all, for the team that just wanted to have fun, we wound up doing very well. We came in 26th out of 113 teams over all. We came in 12th out of 65 teams in the open-mixed division. Half Nuts kicked butts!
Team Half Nuts
Van 2 for life!
Go Team Half Nuts! 🙂 Great results, and VELVET shorts?! yikes! LOL
Looks like so much fun! I love your team nicknames!
Having that much fun should be CRIMINAL. You guys look awesome and I am so jealous 😛 MUST DO RELAY. Congrats again and I guess it's safe to say there are more relay race reports in your future?
This totally sounds like a hash club with the names!! 🙂 That looks like it was so much fun! I want to do something like that for sure when I get back to the states! 🙂
I loved reading these reports. Sounds like you guys had a blast!! Great job!
Awesome! Congratulations to all of you!
It sounds like a great time was had by all! Ragnar is my favorite race as well! Loved your poop picture! And I keep forgetting it's still hot where you live! Way to go on being such a speedy girl! Yeah for you!
TOO MUCH FUN!!! Congrat's…
Can we do it again? Right now?!?! Seriously that was so much fricking fun! I love all of you guys so much and the memories are just priceless. I honestly don't think anything will ever top this trip… until next year that is! 🙂 Thank you again so much for inviting me on to the team! Luv you Boo!!!
Very impressive finish! That was a blast to read! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girly!! 🙂
the team nicknames are awesome!
Sounds so fun!! Congrats on a great race!
Way to go, Team Half Nuts! Yay!!
Very well written. It was as if I was there.
Ok, now….anonymous has GOT TO BE Capt Jesus John, aka King Nut!! He's soooo mysterious!
thanks for a great ragnar recap; and reminding me how much I wish I could do a relay on the team.
glad you had such an awesome time.
sounds like so much fun! congrats on the 'race' – you guys definitely placed well, although i think these things are def more about fun and good times than awards 🙂
Nice report, B.O.B! Congrats on some fun times with good friends.