Thanks everyone! Funny that you mention the bra hb- I just bought it! The girls have shrunk a little and were swimming in the bowls of the bra that fit me when I was breastfeeding. It was like closing a milky, top-heavy chapter in my life and gaining some sexy back.
mle777- Happy to be inspiration. I love the handstand and balance work! And thank you for the compliment!
Okay. I have some major catching up to do. Just know that my slacking here means I have been out happily charging about the real world in a very Primal manner.
(This is so long it's coming in parts.)
Ragnar was a blast.. in the most sleep-depriving, what-am-I-doing-here-I'm-not-a-runner, I'm-so-tired-I-hate-everyone, oh-my-gosh-I-love-you-guys-let's-sign-up-again kind of way possible. We split 2 teams with friends so that our family could be both Van 2s and have two runners out at a time. My bestest running buddy and sil Alicia was my partner. We were runner #12 of the relay- the last of every leg. About half of our family runners were new to running, so as time went on and everyone got more tired and things just got LONG. We started out the first day decorating vans in Clan MacRagnar plaid and every clever Scottish saying we could come up with. (Does this kilt make my butt look fast?) We had our safety training and waited eagerly for the Van 1s to come in to the exchange.
I should mention that it was getting HOT! Misha (WLBs sis) and Ev (our 12 year old niece) were first up. We had tried to match up runners pretty evenly with pace and skill, but with Ev being so young and some of the other runs being unsupported, she got put on the easiest with Mish. Well... she took off, and that girl is FAST! She finished at least half an hour faster than Michelle did, so we waited around so T and H (WLBs little brother and his wife) could run together. They were some more of our new runners. We supported and took pics throughout. At one point I ran across the road to get a pic and give water, my flip flop slid on gravel and I landed square on my behind. We all laughed very hard, and I took the picture anyway... from the ground.
Big brother B and Misha's hubs Ben were up next. They are amazing, they practically fly. Then came WLBs dad and little bro Morgan. They clipped along just great with M snapping pictures all along (he is hilarious- also our Dirty Dash photog) until he asked for some cash, disappeared, and then came barreling up behind dad with an ice cream cone in hand- in the middle of his run!
They handed off the slap bracelets (one very sticky and slippery) to Matt (another brother) and WLB who took off on their unsupported leg to climb 8(?) miles or so up a mountain. They met A and I at Snow Basin, where we knocked out a fun 2 mile trail run through the forest.
We handed off to Van 1 and went out to dinner! I won't detail everything or this could get SO long, but just enough to give an idea of what a frickin' awesome family we have. They are our best friends!
(to be continued...)