"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wasatch Back 2015

Ragnar was this past weekend and I set off on a 200 mile journey with 12 of my favorite people. 

It was hot. 
It was long. 
It was so so hard. 

I watched people push themselves further and harder than they ever thought possible. We cried from laughter, pride, fear, and exhaustion. Together, in just under 35 hours, we ran from Logan to Soldier Hollow in Midway, and we did it by leaning on each other. Ragnar isn't about the finish line, it's about the journey.  

Van 1 Runners! Mindy Kohler, Connie Lyons, Katie Cummings, Katie Nelson, Cathy Kendall and Audra Thomas. This van was worked over! After coming down Avon Pass, Katie Cummings sprained her ankle and had to leave the race, and then  Connie got really sick. They were scrambling to fill legs left and right and were troopers through it all!

Jenna Baker pushed her way to the top of Snow Basin- a 7.5 mile brutal climb- and showed up to the exchange ten minutes faster than we expected!

Here I am before my last leg. See that mountain I'm pointing to? I ran to the top of it. 10 miles, 2800 feet, and I did it in just under 2 hours and 9th place in my division. I was so afraid of it that I never slept, and I bawled to Dallas the hour before I ran it. It feels good to prove to yourself that you can do hard things. REALLY hard things!

Van 2 runners! Breona Carter, Jenn Jackman, me, Jenn Robinson, Jenna Baker, and Laurel Hansen.

Ragnar chewed us up and spit us out this year, but we did it!

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