Just got a few pix back from the UltraCentric 24 Hour Fun-Fest...Sure it was cold and windy, but the sky was definitely blue!!
Super-Crew members Paul, Spencer, and Jeff strike a pose (the 4th team member Anne was manning the camera).
Here I am (in red) climbing up one of the hills on the course early in the day
If you look closely, you'll see me spelling out the 'C' in 'YMCA' as the speakers up ahead blasted out the song
A little mid-race soccer fun for Paul and Anne w/ their grandson
I like this picture because it looks like I'm ahead of Scott Jurek and Elijah the Olympian (they're the front two in the pack)...sure, they were 3 laps up on me, but I don't have to tell my grandma that when I show her the pictures.
This is a good shot of the biggest hill on the course. How anyone could look at it and say "it's about 9.5 feet" is beyond me...and oh-by-the-way, it was only ONE of the hills on the course.
When the hours got small and real painful cold set in, Jeff and Paul never let up with their full-service crewing. They were amazing!
Paul is one of the toughest guys around: a Nebraska farmer and an Army Colonel...you think it was a little chilly out there?
Sweet sweet relief..the sun is coming up! Please note Paul gave me that sweatshirt right off his back a couple hours earlier when I was becoming a Dan-sicle.
I'd say it never felt so good to be done, but to be honest it still hurt really really bad! It was a rough night out there, but I'm so grateful for my awesome crew who kept me going. ...and hey, I didn't lose any limbs to frostbite, so there's a silver lining to this trip after all!