Monday, May 27, 2013

Beach to Bay Marathon Relay

I'm a little behind in posting - and, really, everything.  I was going to catch up on EVERYTHING this weekend, but I got tired and, well, this happened Friday night/Saturday morning...

Yeah, that purple section in the center - that's me.  We got around 12 inches of rain in 24 hours.  And San Antonio does not know what to do with rain...

 that's a city bus - about 1.5 miles from my house
and US 281 - about 2 miles from the house.  It didn't open until early evening on Monday.

So, while I'm paddling/drying out - here are the ugly pics from the Beach to Bay Marathon Relay on May 18, 2013 - from Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TX.  It was HOT - and I ran the last leg, after sweltering in the sun in the middle of a park for about 3 hours.  (I know, I'll be running in 100+ degree temps soon and laughing the whole way - or maybe just running - but May is always a difficult acclimatizing time.)  All the better to make some funny finish line pics....

that's a bit of crazy running chicken
but I didn't want to leave other birds out - so here's a little goose-step
And here, the buzzards were circling this full-out crazy running chicken.

Thanks to MV Productions, WOAI, and TransDOT for the pics.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wildflower Women's 5K

I was going to run the 10K for this beautiful run through a wildflower farm, but I figured it was better to drink mimosas in the morning after 30 minutes of running, rather than 60 minutes.  So, I headed up to Fredricksburg for this pretty 5K run.

This place looks a little like my house

I wanted one of those balls - but they were pricey.

So, I ran like a crazy running chicken through the flower fields...

Then I chowed on a delicious brunch (scrambled eggs with tomato, spinach, and feta should be required at all races), washed down by mimosas and beer

And some wine
And then I bought way too many cacti, yard art(s), and herbs

 Thanks to RD, Billy G in his Hawaiian shirt

Packing the prickly plants in the podcar

And, I made it out without completely melting the credit card on this baby - $3k.  Since I'm turning 25 for the 16th time this year - someone should probably buy it for me!

All in all, a delightful run.  Next up: Beach to Bay Marathon Relay.

Thanks to Run in Texas, Michele, and Dulce for the pics!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ragnar Cape Cod

Even though I may have mentioned that I'd never do a crazy 200-mile, 2 day relay again, I rejoined my teammates from team Don't Tell Deb in Massachusetts for the Ragnar Cape Cod relay on the first weekend of May.  We ran from Hull to Provincetown, Massachusetts on May 3-4 - almost 200 miles.  And it was WINDY, but fun.

home for two days - Van 2
(when not running)...

Channeling the Crazy Running Chicken, while fighting the headwind, on my last leg

My next costume for Dia de los muertos?  ELECTRIC crazy running chicken?
And - Team Don't Tell Deb at the finish

After the race, John and I headed to Nantucket for a day - and saw a seal!
Sally Seeker likes seeing seals on the seashore.

We're already semi-planning the next relay...

Thanks to Team Don't Tell Deb, John, Tara, Alyssa, Erin, and Mike for the pics and great time!