Dear Kate and Riley,
This weekend I did one of the craziest things I've ever done! I ran a relay race from Santa Barbara to Dana Point. We had a team of 12 girls, 2 15 passenger vans and 24 hours to get there. Each of us ran 3 legs ranging from 3-10 miles in length. Sleeping was really not part of the plan. We got breaks while the others ran but that time also included navigating to the next exchange point, cheering on our runners, etc. I did not sleep for even one minute.
Although we had TONS of fun, I mean you can't go wrong with 6 crazy girls in a van, lots of old school music and sleep deprived silliness, it was also really tough. The people who planned the race had apparently never been to California since they had us running through some of the scariest parts of LA and Long Beach in the middle of the night! We had a few scary run ins but everyone survived and despite the things that made us temporarily miserable, we had a good time over all. In fact, I'd do it again in a heart beat!
Our Van, Moka, Mia, me, Sara, Sadie and Tara, this was after a good night's sleep and when we had no idea what we were getting in to!
We all had a little break in the evening in Santa Monica so we piled in to one van and headed to a classy establishment for dinner...
Denny's which I blame for the "gastro intestinal" issues that many of us experienced later (seriously who eats Denny's in the middle of a race!?)