6.04.2017

Sun's out - Guns out...

We got back LATE last night from Ragnar Wasatch Back. My friend, Julie, went all teacher on me and texted asking for 3 words to describe the experience - sweaty, scenic, slaphappy  - an alliteration, thank you very much Ms. Hunt. If you want more of the details keep reading but that just about sums 'er up.

First off the pictures were in abundance so they got videoed... complete with our theme song Cheerleader.

Next up - the team!

Sun's Out - Guns Out.

Van 1 AKA the boys AKA the serious van AKA the foodies - Ben, Kelly, Jon, Bert, Jeremiah, and Jeff.

Van 2 AKA the Andersons and a random Joe AKA the texters AKA the annoying ones - Christy, Jerry (DAD), Kara, Cyndi, Blake, and Joe.
(Wow - Van 1's team picture is a thousand times better than ours - I mean check out that Honey Bucket scenery... not my finest work.)

((Although Random Joe was a great addition - you were greatly missed Britt!))

Then we will just sum it up with some quotes:

"I thought you would suck more than that." - Girl at Exchange 16 when she missed her runner coming in... and later repeated 48 additional times because it was such an awesomely horrible thing to say to your teammate.

"Did someone bring a fidget spinner for Christy?" - Dad

"Oh my heck - I think I actually like running!" - Cyndi

"Dad... Dad... Dad... Dad... Dad.." - Kara, Christy, and Cyndi to every runner coming in at 3am in the pitch black of night that ended up not being our Dad.

"I don't want to look in the mirror." - Girl at the high school where we paid $2 for the best shower ever.

"Psssst..." - Cyndi creeper cheering out the van window during quiet hours.

"Are you Lovejoy?" - Cassidy, a blog fan, that made me so happy that she introduced herself. We are truly coming to see you in St. George - be ready!

"I am scared for Dad and scared for Ben but pretty sure Kara is going to die." - Cyndi

"Oh Christmas tree - Oh Christmas tree..." - Kara to the runner whose reflective vest looked like holiday decorations.

"I would rather drink curdled milk until I puked instead of run another leg." - Blake hazing Kara. Other variants include: "I'd slit my wrists if I had two more legs to run" - Ben. "Wiping my bum with a thistle would be better than running one more leg." - Cyndi.  *But always directed at Kara!*

"I don't think he liked you cheering for him." - Cyndi

"Is it DONUT day?!?" - Dude with a heavy African accent at the finish line that scored our box of uneaten donuts. We made him SO HAPPPY!!!

"You didn't tell us you were going for the record." - Van 2 to Blake who kept his Ragnar Leg plans to himself. For the record, he creamed last year's top time on his 3000 elevation gain run... for those of you who don't speak runner that is a crazy steep hill! (Some other runners ended up running it faster than him this year though.)

"Sun's out - flabby mom tummy out." - Cyndi

Blake: "Joe - do you want a Fat Boy?"
Joe: "No - I already had 3."

"I killed Forest Gump!!!" - Cyndi

It was a blast... unfortunately I keep saying things like, "When we do this again next year..." I love to do these but the babysitting logistics are stressful. Thank you Jo and Jana for making this year's possible - the kids were well taken care of while we took our run around Utah tanning up our guns.

6 comments:

Jana Weaver said...

I should be thanking you for letting Paisley come, she's the best helper and so easy to please. Kate loved every minute too!

Britt said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Nice job!

AndersonGR8 said...

To much fun - guess that is why we run.
So nice to be with so many family members. Thanks to Blake and you fir making it happen.

AndersonGR8 said...

To much fun - guess that is why we run.
So nice to be with so many family members. Thanks to Blake and you fir making it happen.

AndersonGR8 said...

Too much fun and thanks for the cool shirts! Loved running with my daughters.

AndersonGR8 said...

Too much fun and thanks for the cool shirts! Loved running with my daughters.