Sunday, March 15, 2009
I hate when I cannot find time to blog, but it happens. I can't even really remember what all I have done in the past couple of weeks. The highlight of the past few weeks was my experience with 11 awesome individuals that I spent March 6-8th with on the greatest adventure of my life the Texas Independence Relay. On Friday we meet up and headed to Shiner for the brewery tour, it was on this tour that I realized this was going to be a weekend to remember. After attending the packet pick up and pasta dinner we decided it would be a good idea to go back to the hotel and get as much sleep as possible, since it would be the last bit we got until Sunday night. Saturday morning we were up at 3:45 and in the van headed to Gonzalez by 4:30 for a 6:04 start time. We started to Prelude as a team and ran 1.15 miles and then Robin took off for her first leg. Saturday was a very windy day it sucked when you had to run into the wind but it made nice for the sun that was hitting our faces and bodies. My first leg was leg 6 all highway the wind was at my back and I ran at less than a 10 min pace. After this leg we went to get something to eat and went to the next exchange and waited for van 2 to complete their legs. This was a nice little rest (2 hours)on my sleeping bag on a wooden porch. My next leg (18)was later that evening 6.4 miles this was very strange running along the highway with cars speeding towards me. I could not wait to get back in the van. My van mates were most gracious and shadowed me every 1/4 mile which was very comforting. When I finished this leg went headed to Sealy grabbed some food had a shower at the hotel and rested for about 1-1/2 hours. Back out for round three, this however would be my last run. Leg 30 5.4 miles (7am)was through George Bush park it was very foggy and humid and since it was through the park I did not get to see my van mates for most of the 58.55 it took to complete this run. But I finished and we went and had the best breakfast ever at IHop. After breakfast we went to Mason Park the final exchange and waited for Van 2 to get there. Again I laid out my sleeping bag and got some rest. The GOG (Good-looking- Gov)was there so we took a picture with him and he chatted for a while. The last four legs were very hot for Robin, Russell, Sabrina and Kyle but they were true champions and pushed through the heat. We arrived at the San Jacinto Monument and all of our families were there to greet us. It was awesome- I am having van withdraws. This past week I was so tired and had a really bad cold so I rested. This morning I was feeling much better after completing a 10 mile run. See you on the roads!