There are a lot of things I could do with $100 bucks.
I could hire a housekeeper (much needed).
I could have a date night with my husband (always wanted).
I could buy myself 1 pinkberry yogurt every month for the next year (delish).
I could get a few pedicures for my hopeless feet (can you say snaggletoes?).
You get the picture.
If you had told me that for $100 bucks I could:
be sleepless for 32-ish hours
run 13.5 miles of a 171 mile course
smell like something ripe with 6 other people crammed in a van
lose a couple toenails
run through the Nevada desert in 90 degree heat
catch "catnaps" in places only a cat could fit
use only toilet paper-less outhouses for two full days
survive off foods with words like Goo, Electrolytes, and Power
(oh and maybe a few dark chocolate M&M's with peanuts)...
...I would have thought you were CRAZY!
But the truth is...
The Las Vegas Ragnar Relay
was a 100 bucks well-spent!
It bought me all that AND more!
Like the company of 11 amazing people whose determination, optimism and amazing displays of athleticism were inspiring!
Like new goldenrod sweatbands that I have always wanted to sport.
Like beautiful vistas that you may not expect from the Nevada desert.
Like playtime on the redrock.
Like cheering on teammates and feeling like the cheerleader I always knew I could be.
Lots of spirit fingers.
Like experiencing running at all times of the day and night. Never knew a 4 am run could be so invigorating?!?
Like dance parties in the street and trying to look as super cute and groovy as Marsha!
Like running with my old running partner again. She really is amazing.
Thanks "team mom".
And finally...learning some new running techniques for my next Ragnar!
This girl has skillz that pay the billz!
You guys were all amazing!
Thanks for the experience.