Thursday, April 28, 2011


Mind Over Mileage:
Time to CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!
May 14th
My House (Amy Wilsted)
*Van 1: Bring an Appetizer
*Van 2: Bring a Dessert

Bring your husband, so we can give them a "shout out" for all of their
support and shouting (or texting) cheers!

RSVP. Can't Wait!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Mighty Mighty Cheer!!

WE DID IT!!  What an amazing weekend, and what an amazing team! Here are some pics for our viewing pleasure.  In the comments below, will you write your favorite moment, funny story, inspiring story, etc, from this weekend? 

Ragnar So Cal 2011 finish line  DSC_0870 (2)DSC_0866 (2)

DSC_0868  DSC_0873 DSC_0875

DSC_0885 (2) DSC_0891 DSC_0917

DSC_0933 DSC_0944 DSC_0963  DSC_0991 DSC_0993

exchange 6 IMG_1487 IMG_1490

IMG_1503 IMG_1532  IMG_1560 IMG_1564 My first run--8 miles 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good luck ladies!

Just wanted to say Good luck to all my MIND OVER MILEAGE momma's!  You guys are going to kill it this weekend.  Just a few short years ago I was sitting on my couch with Jarrie and Kristin and saying "wouldn't it be cool to get some of us together and do a relay race"  of course Jarrie was all over that idea and Wasatch Back 2010 came to pass.  Now my sweet friends are heading to California this weekend (without me I may add) to conquer another awesome course---just know I'm cheering you on from AZ.  You guys are now bigger and better than ever.  I'm so excited for you and I know you will all do great and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Just remember !!

You Can Do Hard Things!!  (bwahahahaha)

Love you ladies,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Minor changes

Here are the last few leg changes. Sorry everyone :( But, they are not too different.

Kristin (leg 9) 6.1 miles (was 6 miles)
Steph (leg 28) 6.1 miles (was 5.7 miles)
Amy (leg 29) 3.0 miles (was 4.0 miles)
Tara (leg 35) 5.2 miles (was 4.2 miles)
Susan (leg 36) 6.1 miles (was 7.1 miles)

I couldn't sleep last night b/c I was so excited!!!!

Race Weather

From what I can tell, the weather this weekend is going to be sunny and warm/hot compared to what we're used to training in. I don't think I'm going to worry about rain gear, maybe not even extra shoes, we'll see how much room I have when packing. Don't forget your sunglasses!! I'm starting to get the nervous jetters... See you soon! -Steph

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Calling all van drivers...

Just thought I would mention that if you are a van driver and think their is a chance you will be talking on the phone while driving, it is California law to use a headset while driving. Just a heads up.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011


So I just talked to my friend in Newport. They had hail last night! Yes, hail! Be prepared.
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Last minute preparations...

Hey everyone, I am getting excited! Just about to head out on my last long run, in the snow! I wanted to ask what everyone is running this next week before the race. I don't want to overdo it or underdo it.

Also, I am hoping my van will be to Newport by 2:30 or 3:00. Since we are not all meeting until 5:30, I think it would be fun to rent beach bikes for an hour or two and cruise the boardwalk. Maybe shop on Balboa island. Let me know who is interested. It will not be strenuous. The boardwalk is totally flat!

Also, I am wondering about breakfast Friday for van two. I personally do better when I eat fairly normally, but I know this is not true for everyone. Their is a place called Charlie's that we eat at every summer. My husband lover their French toast and pancakes, and I always go for hashbrowns since I don't eat bread. I don't know if their is time or if this is too heavy for some of you. If not it might be fun. Let me know what you think.
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Friday, April 8, 2011


Hi Girls--
I'm working on a little something and need you all to fill out this survey by Sunday night. I realize that some of the questions require you to know most of you teammates. If that is not the case for you, just leave the questions you can't answer blank. Everyone else--fill out ALL the questions.
Make sure you use the scroll bar to get to all the questions--you should see a "submit" button when you are done.

If it's not done by Sunday I will hunt you down.... :)

Notes from the Captains meeting

Hi All! Just a few notes from the Captains meeting that I wanted to pass along to you.

There ARE Hydration Stations at every major exchange. We will be able to fill up water bottles. This will significantly cut down on the amount of water we need to buy. Yay!

Food Along the course--there will be food for sale at exchange # 12 (fajitas) and exchange #30 (breakfast) It will be $8, CASH ONLY

MAKE SURE YOU BRING PLENTY OF CASH. It looks like most Ragnar gear, and all food and whatnot at the exchanges is cash only. It would also probably be easier to pay for gas with cash as well.

There are NO showers this year. Period. :(

There is NO indoor sleeping this year. That shouldn't matter too much to us b/c we have our comfy vans. he he he

There will be water stations on NON SUPPORT legs longer than 4 miles.

The non support legs are #12 (Tara) #17 (Amy B) #18 (Bri) #19 (Natalie) #20 (Jess) #30 (Natalie)

DOUBLE CHECK your legs--there have been some minor changes. And there will probably be a few more before race day. But the race director promised nothing more major than a few tenths of a mile. We'll see.....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday day to Jarrie

Channeling a little Marilyn for one of our favorite M.O.M's! Happy Birthday Jarrie!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Girl!


In addition to the Race Day Checklist posted on the website, I had a few other things I wanted to add. Here are my additions:

card reader (so I can get everyone's pictures)
Batteries for headlamp
ipod charger/ car adapter
phone charger

Towel (if you want to shower while on the course, or for the beach on Sunday)
CASH--bring some $1's--they came in handy last year
Good Toilet Paper (things were pretty chafey at the end last year)
baby wipes, or some sort of personal cleansing cloths

What are you adding??

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

shirts are done!!

a HUGE thanks to Kristin for her amazing work on our shirts. I just love them!! Sorry for the terrible iphone picture, but it's better than nothing. Right???

Did you know?

Does anyone realize that 2 weeks from right now it will all be over and we will be heading home? Weird.