Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rainier 2 Ruston...

This last weekend Jeff, Ang, Kylee and I drove to Washington for the Rainier to Ruston Relay. It is about a 50 mile relay race. This is the 4th year Ang, Brad and Ky have participated, the 2nd for Hunter and Linds and the first for me and Jeff. Well I wasn't supposed to do it, but Kylee had her wisdom teeth pulled and wasn't feeling up to par. I picked up leg 6 which Kylee surprised us all and came to do it with me. Jeff ran three legs instead of two. I believe he ran a total of 14.5 miles that day. I am glad they let me participate even though I slowed them way up. Sorry about that guys.

Each leg is different and has it own obstacles, but most of them are absolutely beautiful..you are running through the great Northwest the first half of the race. You wanna bond with your family spend eight hours running a race with them. We were obviously the coolest team there. We would find spots half way through each leg to cheer our runner on. We were the only group that did that!! Good thing we found a spot on Angela's last leg she thought she was lost..I am sure she will tell you all about that in her blog.

Highlights of the trip, Angela falling head first into the van..Lindsay almost in Jeff's lap when she saw a spider, Hunter and Brad passing a million other racers..those racers then passing me..oops!! Jana and Lisa (friends from Sumner) coming to cheer us on. Jeff flashing us as he ran under the bridge, Ang crawling under railroad tracks to get back on the path. Good times...Good times...

I know there are a million pictures, I just could decided..I left a million out

This is all of us at the start of leg one...Jeff would be the one running it..I need to remember to always where makeup...I look so darn tired and pasty!! Jeff is obsessed with his number being straight..not sure why!!

Half way through leg one they run under a bridge, we got out to wait for Jeff, while waiting Brad went under the bridge to get rocks so we could throw them over into the water. Ang did not appreciate brad doing this it scared her...

Brad coming up from under the bridge..

Brad and I throwing rocks over the bridge..

This is what Jeff ran through and the river we were throwing the rocks into...


Ang jumped in the van in a hurry and this is what happened...

Lindsay (sister-n-law) running her first leg..she tore it up...
Hunter on his first leg, he is just about to pass a guy..he did..he was a little star..to put it into his words..I am in the best shape of my life..he is 14..he better be.


Brad had the best obstacle a hurdle..well he turned it into a hurdle...I am sure he was the only one to jump it...


Ang tearing it up...


Ang passing it on to me and Ky..the only pic I have of us..it is not the best..


Jeff after his last leg passing it on to brad who then had to run 3.2 miles on sand..he did not appreciate it..


Right after Ang thought she was lost..we are actually in Tacoma under the I-5 bridge..

Ang passing it on to Hunter for the very last leg...

Hunter finishing strong..



Linds, Me and Ang at the finish..


All of us under the last bell..Ma and Pa followed us for most of it!!

We finished with the time of 8:03!!! That is a personal best for everyone!!

6 comments:

Analee and Joe said...

You guys totally ran by my house.. on Levee road in Fife! I saw the sign! Way to go Team Hanni!

Brandon and Amber said...

Awesome! How long is each leg? And I'm confused....did you and Kylee run together? Looks like a blast.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So cool. That was great that you stepped in for your fam. What a bonding experience!!

Monica said...

This is awesome, Kimmbo! It looks like it was a GORGEOUS run. I would love to do something like this with my family...but I don't know if they would and where it could be done. Way to go. I am so proud of you guys.

Wendy said...

You guys are runnin' fools! Way to go Team Hanni!

amy wudel said...

Well I am impressed. I hate running! I know I am dancer, but the thing about dancers is, I like to exercise, but I hate running. I have never ran more than 2 miles, and I have I rarely done that. So you get my props, go Kim! And by the way I totally naming my baby Kimmbo!