|The girls of Van 2: 6 kickass women|
While we did not get lost, we did leave a runner at an exchange and had to turn around and get her. Luckily when she hopped out of the van she had her phone with her. In our defense, we thought she was in the back of the van sleeping. So when Sarah, who was driving, got the call from Evie and asked us why Evie was calling her, wasn't she in the van?, we were all a little confused.
Four of us girls saw something very interesting and questionable in the night... we saw a runner quit running and get in a van and drive away. WHAT!? Yep. Four of us saw it happen. No idea if it was all the same team, different teams etc as a) it was dark b)van wasn't clearly marked c)no one got a look at team number . It is a little discouraging though especially if this team placed high and didn't earn it. Isn't half the fun of an overnight relay surviving all your legs and living to tell about it?!
We didn't stick around long at the after party choosing instead to hit the line for the ferry back to Seattle. Lucky for us we only waited a very short time to get on, maybe 15 minutes. I saw on Facebook later that some people had to wait up to 2 hours! YEESH! I was impressed with how fast the ferry ride was,
This is the third year we have done girls van and guys van for the team. I love it more every year. The time spent with other women who come from similar backgrounds, live similar lives and are passionate about similar things. Running, Beef. Being healthy. Having fun. I have to admit having some withdrawals from them now that it is over. No crazy drama, just awesome fun, support and good times. I really love that I am a part of this group of dynamic women.
2014's pranks here, 2013's pranks here and 2012s pranks here.
We decided the boys needed to experience the condom water we went through in 2013 so we covered 48 bottles of water for their cooler with condoms. Except I had bought lubricated so our hands were sticky and nasty trying to get them on. The morning of the relay Sarah broke out the Liquid Ass and ran over to their van to spray some in.
It was nice not to have to constantly worry about leaving someone to guard the van.
Also I tried a raw oyster for the first and last time.