Or Frostbitten Fairy Fun…
Yesterday, Jennie and I were joined by 6 friends to create team Frosted Flakes for the Frostbite Marathon Relay in Holland. We were accompanied by Rob and his wife Sheri, The Redhead and her boyfriend Spike, and Jessica and her husband Tim. I had previously met Rob and Sheri at a couple triathlons last year, but this was the first time meeting everyone else.
We met up bright and early in Holland so that we could all meet and get ready for the really. The weather was actually decent. After a week of temps in the single digits and teens, it warmed up to 29* with clear, sunny skies. Someone had the bright idea of wearing tu-tus for the run – the guys too. They turned out to be a huge hit! It is just too bad they didn’t have a contest for best costume. Jennie and I made the pick hats for everyone – a little bit for sprinkles for our pink frosting.
The race was broken up into 8 legs that were 3 +/- miles each. Myself, The Redhead, Spike, Jessica, and Tim had all done long runs on Saturday so this was supposed to be our easy recovery run. However, once we all got into the race atmosphere, it was hard to reign it in. We ended up crossing the finish line in about 3:30.
It was a super laid back event – times were only recorded if you recorded them yourselves and aid stations consisted of jugs of Gatorade and water on a table. The roads were open to traffic, but it was really just us runners out on the country roads.
A huge Thanks! goes out to The Redhead for her relay team running experience. This was mine and Jennie’s first ever relay race so it was a completely new experience for us. Overall, the race was an absolute blast! I could definitely see myself doing more relay events in the future – Ragnar Chicago anyone??? The race was a great way to meet up with some new friends. Look out 2011 because team Frosted Flakes will return!