Being in van 2 of a 2 van team means you get to sleep in and leave a little later on Friday A.M. That's great except when you live in the Central time zone, sleeping in on the west coast means you're up around 6:30. Oh well. Once the roommates got up, we headed to get some breakfast and I called my uncle in hopes that we'd be able to meet up. Turns out we were less than half a mile from each other all weekend. We ended up meeting in the parking lot of one of the stadiums (I forget which one). I love T. He's my Godfather and I'll take any opportunity I can get to see him. I wish I could have seen my cousins and aunt but it just wasn't in the cards.
|Mt. Hood as we head to Safeway (our first exchange)|
So in case you don't know how this works, a team is made up of 12 runners (2 vans). One van heads to the start of the race and the second heads to the place where runner #7 starts (the exchange point). Then van 1 essentially has some time "off" until we meet up again. We exchange 3 times.
|Chillin in my Maui Jim's|
We had a lot of fun hanging out at the first exchange. We were all sitting in the grocery store parking lot. It looked like a runner's tailgate party. It was awesome!
After our runner took off (7:30 pm), we loaded up and hit the road. We hit the road, getting ahead of her so we could cheer her on. While we waited, we couldn't help but take some pics. This is one of my favorites. Man, runners can jump!