Fun trip to Vegas to tend while Jewel ran the Ragnar Friday through Saturday with several friends from the ward, and their friends/family. The results haven't been posted, understandably, considering there were 478 teams, most of them 12 members. It was 188 miles, from Lake Mead to Desert Breeze Park in Vegas somewhere around Durango and Sahara.
(Enjoying the playground @ Desert Breeze Park.)
Saturday Hayden had a football game in Pahrump
(Working out paid off - they won!)
(Hayden, No. 37)
which was interestingly on the race route, so we got to see signs of the event, and even saw Jewel for a few seconds just before her third leg.
I snapped this next picture with my new camera, while rolling at about 15 mph. (Yes, a better camera than my former, on sale and so actually cheaper besides.) Last year Johnny and several friends started a company on the side called Petroleum Logistics, and they contributed to the team's expenses.
Raygen, I must say, is amazingly cooperative in the follow-the-family gig, for a two-year-old. Part of her happy cooperation was thinking the long drive meant we must be going to "the pum-ky patch". Her biggest expressed disappointment of the weekend was at the school's fall festival where she expected to go for an actual trot with brother instead of just sit for a photo op! She kept saying, "Bye, Daddy!" but the horse didn't cooperate as she expected!
So proud of Jewel for taking this on! And wish her knees, back and toes a speedy recovery!
(The girl team segment.)
Some of the more amusing team names:
Little Red Running Hood, Agony of DeFeet, 12 Angry Birds, 24 Angry Feet, Sweaty White People, Sweaty or Not, Kickin' Asphalt, Kickin' Asphalt & Takin' Names, Saintly Sinners, Saints Running from Sinners, Cirque du Sore Legs, Slomosexuals, You Did WHAT in Vegas?, Where is Area 51?, The Ragnarcissists, The Ragnarcisists (hopefully they spelled it wrong on purpose just so they could also have the name), The Quick and the Undead, Suckers for Punishment, I B Pro Fun, Running for the HEALTH of It, Run Like the Winded, When Pigs Fly, The Aquaholics, 12 Funerals and a Wedding, Lengthen Your Stride, Running from the Rapture, Fear and Loathing in a Van, SWATT (Sprinters, Walkers And Trash Talkers), You Got Chicked, and Run, Repent, Repeat.
[The actual catch phrase for the event is "Run, Drive, Sleep?, Repeat".]