6.24.2008

the incredible holts are back!

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!

running my first leg of the race, up avon pass towards huntsville, ut. 7.4 miles up a 1200 ft climb in elevation. whew . . . glad that's over. (my total mileage for the race added up to 17.6 miles)

i passed the baton to cody who ran down avon pass . . .

me and cody right before i ran my third leg of the race, looking down on jordanelle reservoir.

my cute mom and me. she was the driver for the suburban that i rode in. i loved having her there! she had such enthusiasm! she would blast "we built this city on rock and roll" whenever we were pulling into a parking lot with other runners and we would all dance with the hulk hands on! it was so fun! love you mom!


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)

that night when we got back to g&g holt's house i was not feeling so hot either and ended up waking up in the middle of the night with severe heat exhaustion - i could not stop shaking. luckily bryan and cathy were up and helped me get some tylenol, ibuprofen and emergenC into my body. it was good to sit on grandma's kitchen floor and sip emergenC and just talk to them about their experience up on the mountain that day. love you guys!

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!


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**for another very detailed account visit cathy's blog!

12 comments:

Cathy said...

I love ya Beck!! You're a great runner and team member. I love these close moments of bonding and grueling situations when you find out what you personally as well as your family are really made of. what a team!! Come visit soon. Love you with all of my heart!
aunt cath

Lindsay said...

I would totally do that race with you in a second...uh if I could be a driver!

Heather said...

You rock! You guys are awesome! What an awesome achievement!

The Hansens said...

ok first of all amazing! I tip my hat to anyone who can run like that! Secondly, your mom looks so good! I have always loved your mom she is so fun. And thirdly you are always writing about cody, is he your boyfriend or just good friend? Ah the questions huh?

beck said...

Jillian - my mom is a little cutie huh! I was telling her how good she looked in those photos too! and cody is one of my best friends who is always willing to go on fun adventures with me so he ends up being in a lot of my pictures! he is so much fun! :) and don't worry about the questions. . . a lot of people ask me if we are just friends, and we are :)

Sabrina said...

backy that looks like so much fun!!! I wish I had the drive to run that long, could I run 1 mile in the race next yr :)

Sabrina said...

opps, i mean becky, not backy.

laurel said...

wow you guys are awesome! congratulations!!

Cami Kooka said...

i like the pictures, but i really like the video. i mean wow. it looks and sounds like your guys really rehearsed that. and its in tune and everything.... you need to send that in somewhere.

neffgang said...

Becky-

I am having a love fest with Van 1 this week. I'll be writing an email to all the fab. runners. I had a blast you you. Thanks for being so great!

Steph

Glenn said...

yeah so i'm still trying to figure out the appeal of running just to be sweaty and tired. but good for you becky!

Ash said...

hahahahahaha totally cool video

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