At this point we knew we HAD to get some sleep. We would be starting bright and early the next morning. Tyler, our trusty Nuun designated driver (who is a ROCK STAR) drove us to the next major exchange. Half of the team went out side and slept under the stars and the rest of us, slept in the van. Not ideal conditions but you take what you can get.
Sure enough, Erin, our first runner took off early, probably like 4:30ish? Did I mention it was FREEZING? It was. There is no WAY I would have wanted run this leg. It was SUPER hilly and did I mention FREEZING?!
Once we finally did make it to the next major transition area, I got to take a quick photo with Mason. Yes, I know he's tall but he's also an amazing leader and is doing great things for Nuun. I was so excited to get to know him just a little better.
By this time, I was getting a little tight, a little sore but the fun of the experience made it all go away. That and the BenGay and Tiger Tail roller that helped us soothe our sore muscles. Couldn't have done it without those two products.
This exchange point was crazy. We were coming down the mountain and all of sudden it looked like Lake of the Ozarks Party Cove for Runners. A dirt field full of buses and runners laying all over the place...some just trying to catch a few zzzz..some eating, some socializing and MANY in the lines for the Honey Bucket (for those of us midwesterner's, that's what they call porta potties). I kinda like it. I stuck to eating the Kind granola we had in the van. It was super yummy and agreed with my stomach.
Once Erin, our first runner took off, we headed out to get our final legs run. Traffic was crazy coming down the mountain but we seemed to make it alright.
To Be Continued...
The third and final leg are just around the corner