Friday, June 25, 2010


 this was pretty much one of the most amazing races ever!
hands down one of my greatest experiences.

12 girls, 2 vans, 188 miles of running through the most beautiful parts of utah.  

2 of the girls in our van were last minute recruits for the race and we didn't even know them. 
haha it was awesome!
i laughed so much, these women were so encouraging and i am so glad to have made this experience with them.

can't wait until next year!!!  I'm registering... 
who's in??

Van 2 was our van...

this was through "Pineview" reservoir... my old stomping grounds. 
we owned one of those gorgeous condos {in the background} and were boating in that lake all the time. I love Pineview, and all these trails we were driving by were my fav biking trails EVER!

the view of one of our runs up to "snowbasin" resort... 
absolutely gorgeous! 

 this was shaunae's 5 mile run UP...


after van 2's finish of our first legs, we ate a yummy dinner at snowbasin resort.  they stayed open until 
3 am for all the runners!  

we took a little rest {3hrs} at a friends cabin and then back to running at 2 am!

my favorite run was my 2nd leg!
I ran 7.2 miles at 2:40 am... through a dark canyon with a headlamp on.   i ran an 8 minute mile and was jamming out to Miley Cyrus' "i can't be tamed"  i was LOVING it!! 
I know, i can't help it, it's the pre teen in me!!

our van ran through the night and ended at 8am!  we all layed our blankets out where the exchange between vans were and ate a delicious breakfast, Compliments of the scouts and rested before our last leg.

when we met at the exchange to get ready to run our last legs from Heber into Park City i saw my good friend Shannon and her hubby!  It is so fun to see all your friends who are crazy enough to do this relay.  
Love this girl!!

one of my favorites... "Wasatch back" {haha}

Shaunae ran the very last run from Deer Valley resort over into the Canyons resort, where we all met with her {Both Vans} and ran in together..."ALL OF US"  

It was so awesome.  first to finally be done, but to see your family at the finish line was 
we were so tired, emotional and so incredibly sore!

we ran through the finish line at 7pm!!

 In honor of "bradley's" birthday 
{her son turned 12}

Here we are...
"the Real housewives"
of Utah county!

notice van 1 all had nice showers and gorgeous hair before meeting up with us. haha


My awesome family at the finish line... 
couldn't WAIT to see them!!


{jane} said...

that is so cool! i love all the pictures, i'm so proud of you!!!

Lucrecia said...

Isn't Utah gorgeous!! Nice job Shannon. You look fit as ever! :)

Birchall Family said...

FINALLY! I have been waiting for this update. I LOVE the pictures. I felt like I was there...we almost there. I am SO proud of you! You are amazing!! I can't wait to run a race with you...we can jam to our preteen music together! 8 MIN MILE!!! You are running the marathon with me in NOV!!!!
Love you!

Shannon said...

You look amazing, wasn't that the coolest experience ever!!! I was so glad I got to see you there!!! Love ya girl!

Jenn Granum said...

Man - I've got to start running my lazy butt cause you look HOT! Good job, girl!

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