|Van 1 getting the party started!|
|Paulette found a pirate, complete with guyliner|
|Leg 1: 4 miles at 6:50 pace|
|Hand-off to Anne!|
|Laurel showcasing #birdswim|
|Tagging some vans with Picky Bar goodies|
|Compressing ourselves with Swiftwick|
|Jess checkin' off those legs|
|Post-race breakfast--we're still smiling but look a little bedraggled!|
|Finally the whole team together, and DONE!|
|Star-sighting! The Oatmeal author *swoon*|
*I will say that I was surprised how much I loved night running! It was absolutely awesome, even though it was raining for my night leg. Also my headlamp is not as bright as I thought it would be...
Come prepared with magnets/figures/other goodies to tag other vans with! This was a totally unknown aspect of the race to me, and so fun!
Have your own bad-ass hashtag
Most critical tips/trick: pack all outfits in separate zip-lock bags, and move sweaty clothes to the empty zip-locks. Definitely minimized the smelly factor and kept all my fresh clothes nice and dry.
Pick your van-mates wisely (this becomes critical in the wee hours of the night)! I was lucky enough to have a super fun and relaxed group of ladies, totally smooth sailing!
Bring a stick or foam roller if you can, your legs will thank you later.