Monday, June 11, 2012

Open Letter to Ragnar

Dear Ragnar Ultra Relay, 

I love and hate you all at once. You gave me one of my biggest challenges in running yet.  You made me smile. You made me laugh. You made me sweat in the blistering sun. You made me cry in utter exhaustion. You're the first to make me consider quitting... but alas, our team of six chicks prevailed over your 198.2 miles. One in the hospital, one limping, four exhausted... but we did it.  We crossed your finish line, collected our medals and now swell with pride for conquering you.  But know this... we're not happy about how it all went down.  Revenge is on the radar.  I will be back.
Jess, Chick #4
Team #85 - You Just Got Chicked

Custom shirts supplied by Family Fan Club
Compression shorts supplied by Aspaeris Pivot Shorts
Headbands supplied by BondiBand

Official race recap is in the works as I try to sort through my feelings and the race happenings.  Thank you all for your support and encouragement on Twitter, Facebook, emails and texts.  It meant the world to us!  Team You Just Got Chicked officially finished in 34:22:08.  It's hard not to be disappointed with our time, but honestly, I'm just glad we finished. It was the hardest, most challenging thing I've ever done... and yet days later, also the most rewarding.  So proud of our team's finish!

The winner of my "Guess Our Finish Time" is ROYA, whose guess was 34:16, only six minutes off!  Congrats!!  Email me your mailing address and I'll get your prize pack out to you... an assortment of prizes from our great sponsors.

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  1. I was loving the updates and couldn't be more proud of you guys! You rocked it! Also thank you for the Team USO - my husband is Army and stuff like this means the world to them whether they ever admit it or not. Thank you for ALL that you do with your blog and making me smile and your USO work...

  2. Congrats! You girls did great! I love the shirts. I can't wait to hear about this race. 198.2 miles is insane! You rocked it

  3. I saw your van at exchange 30 (I think) but here you guys were not in it. When I came back, your van was gone. We were parked right next to you (Girls Just Wanna Ultra Run was our name). It was tough out there in those conditions. Congratulations for finishing!

  4. I loved following all the updates too! You guys rocked it -- you can say you've at least DONE it... and then revenge can be sought out! :) Congratulations to all of you!

  5. Congrats on a finish in brutal conditions. You chicks rocked!

  6. Great job, Jess! I am SO proud of you & your team!


  7. The weather was definitely in the race's favor this weekend. Hope the teammate who landed in the hospital heals quickly and congrats for finishing!!

  8. Congratulations on doing this!

  9. Congrats on finishing! I'm sorry to hear about your casualties! Hope everyone is feeling 100% quickly!

  10. Congrats!!! Sounds like an amazing experience :)

  11. Can't wait for the recap, and congrats on finishing! You girls are awesome!

  12. Congrats on the relay! Can't wait to read the full recap.


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