|Always a welcoming sight: Big Mountain aid station |
was Olympic theme this year ~
I kind of missed the pink flamingosfrom years past.
|Kim's crew boss, Ann|
|Ants on a ridge top ~ Bald Mountain|
We laughed and told stories all along the way, and I recited tales from my TransRockies adventure and clips from Modern Family television episodes. We had a really great time. We got to Lamb's, and met up again with Ann, crew boss, and the night pacer, Janice. After getting Kim changed into warmer clothes and force-fed some mashed potatoes, they went on their way towards Millcreek and Brighton, off in the night...
|Looking down at Little Dell Reservoir|
|Holla! Kim coming down Bald Mountain|
|Just a pacer ~ me on Bald Mountain|
After driving down Parley's Canyon at about 2am, I got home, showered, and ate some scrambled eggs and toast and hit the hay. I'd had a long day and needed some rest. The dogs woke me up at 7am wanting their breakfast, and I fed them and went back to bed for a bit. I woke at about 10:30 and after drinking a half a pot of coffee and catching up with runner positions on the Wasatch 100 website, I found the motivation to move on to duty #3:
Finish line duty. I drove up to Midway, Utah to the Homestead, site of the race finish festivities. Just missed a couple of friends finishing due to construction traffic in Parley's Canyon, but saw a whole bunch of other friends finish, and those whom I did not see finish I was able to hang out with and listen to their stories. I ate one of the best cheeseburgers of my life, worth every penny of the $13 I spent on it and a bunch of fries, and drank a few PBRs as well. So many smiles there at the Wasatch 100 finish line, and I was so thankful that I already had my own buckle (from last year) that I won't have to run that race anytime soon ~ it's a doozy.
|Girls with smiles ~|
Watching my friends finish and listening to them tell their stories really got me excited for the Bear 100, coming up in three weeks. Because of the fortunate timing (sometimes these two races are only two weeks apart) many of my friends will be racing the Bear 100 up in Logan, Utah as well. I couldn't be more amazed and proud to call them my friends.
After triple duty at Wasatch 100, I'm looking forward to running my own race at the Bear. It will be another great dance in the mountains with friends.
|Kim was bathed in golden light coming |
into Alexander aid station