Race Report #2 is a collection of photos posted throughout FB. They were not posted, when I wrote my Race Report. Photos courtesy of Casey, Giovanni, Yolanda, Martha, Dave, Steve, Louie, Chris and Mitch.
PRE-RACE at Hard Rock Hotel
Meeting Jill - she is a new Half Fanatic!
With Endorphin Dude's side kick - Chris Jones, or "Jonesy". Met him during SF weekend, the week before.
Another "X" Jump with Dave Mari
Maniac/Fanatic Group photo
We were given flowers by Dave Mari - so here is the Flower Power Girls -
Waiting to load the buses
On the Maniac/Fanatic bus
Each bus as a Leader. I was the Leader for the Maniac/Fanatics bus. Here I am giving "bus instructions"
Dave Mari took this picture of what it looked like behind him (during the race) - that string of lights you see? Those are racers.
Shawna and Kimberly
At Mile 20 Aid Station.
Casey Cherneski -
And now the ugly part............
Me and Mike waddling up to the aid station -
Me... trying to eat an orange, bending over. I was in so my pain, I couldn't stand straight. No, I was not getting sick, thank goodness!
I SO deserve the Academy Award for this picture - moments before, I was on the verge of tears and collapsing, but somehow - Dave Mari got a smile out of me. Just goes to show when you have great support, we can accomplish anything!
And then a picture with Mike. Since my eyes are closed, I think I am already asleep, because I don't remember taking this picture.
Mile 24 - Chris Jones INSISTED on this picture of me and Amanda...I wanted to slap him, but I couldn't. He has cute sideburns. lol
Mile 25 - and then....Giovanni INSISTED on taking this picture...it exhausted me...
The Finish - amazing how a beautiful sunrise can make anyone look happy in a picture, huh?
After I finished, had my crying melt-down in a plastic chair & getting some food in me....
Dave Mari and I with his traditional Kissy Face picture. At least this time I didn't like like a fish, but I still look dorky.
Martha and Mike crossed the Finish Line!
Me and Martha - I look and feel so much better, at this time.
The smiles are real, not "get that stupid camera out of my face, can't you see I am in pain!"
Me, Mitch and Chris - and another picture I don't remember being taken...
And then it was time to load the bus home for a 2 hours nap before the nap at home. Once again, here is my Sunrise picture -
See you next year - Rachel, NV! (next year - can you keep the flying objects from hitting one of our buses?)
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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