With all this time on my hands, I started thinking about the benefits of running the race solo or using a crew. While I have done 24-hour races without a crew a number of times, it is definitely not as much fun as having an attentive crew to help with anything you need. Much of the details are worked out by the crew and at the end of the race I feel like we all ran the race, not just me. Definitely a TEAM effort.
I am very lucky to have the National Championships in my backyard, just a few miles from where I live (and more importantly where my friends live). From some crazy reason, I have a number of friends who seem to be looking as forward to the race as much as me.
|Just one more bite, Courtney likes to say...|
What would I do without my own personal chef? Karen is whipping up some awesome snacks. They are special reserves to break open in the middle of the night. I will definitely be looking forward to them.
|Don't mess with Chef Karen. She has sharp knives!|
|No, this is not Laurel's lucky charm.... that is top secret....|
|Mindy's smile won't let me stop running!|
|Curling, not running, is Roger's thing!|
I could post a TON more pictures of all the wonderful support I get during the race. Those pics will be posted AFTER the race. Whatever the results of the race this weekend, I know that I am spending 24 hours with wonderful friends and that makes me a winner any day.