this past weekend june 20-21st i ran the wasatch back relay with a group or 14 family members and friends (12 runners, 2 drivers). our team name was incredible holts! it is a 181 mile relay race through the back country of the wasatch mountains from logan to park city. there were way more elevation/altitude challenges than i expected, as well as the hot and cold temperature ranges. . .
i know you are probably thinking we are crazy people for attempting this, and we probably were, but the amazing team work and the fun bonding that goes on creates memories that last forever! it was so hard, and yet so rewarding to run this and spend the weekend with these amazing people! i was so impressed by everyone, we were all pushed beyond our limits this weekend! i love all of you and am so glad we were able to run together, cram into suburbans together, tell funny stories and jokes, go through a traumatic event and really support and help each other through it!
this is the whole team at g&g holt's the night before the race! we had the awesome hulk hands and made quite the impression with them at the starting line the next morning! if you know me at all . . . you know how loud i can be! :) i love it!
we made sure cody had a diet coke after he was done running his last leg! (little did he know he would be running one more . . . he was a total star! he ran a total of 20.7 miles!)
go incredible holts! (feeling good cause i am all done with my three legs of the race!)
this is our team at the finish line. we were missing two vital members to our team - bryan and cathy holt. bryan got major heat exhaustion while attempting to run "the ragnar" and cathy was with him as he was recovering. they were with us in spirit!
there were so many fun pictures that i decided the throw a lot of them into a collage. hope you enjoy! (the pictures of devon with a puffy face is when she got hives after getting done with her early morning cold run and getting into the warm car - she got pretty puffy! thank goodness we had benadryl)
thanks family for doing another relay! even with some crappy things happening it was still totally worth it! and for those who speak extreme abbrevs . . . . it was tots aus! ea . . ru . . .
and i had to throw this video in there too . . . it's me, cody, my mom, jeffrey and sara driving up to slc from stg - totally rockin' out!
**for another very detailed account visit cathy's blog!