46 days: Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage 2013 – Part 2 of Racing with ‘Pain Now, Beer Later’

I have a plan to raise $10,000 for some awesome organizations by Sept. 22, 2013 – the day I run in Ironman Lake Tahoe. Only 46 days away! Raised so far: $9,002! We broke the $9,000 mark!!!! Want to increase this total? Chip in a few bucks to one of our causes here!

Over the last 100 days of our fundraising drive we have an ongoing fundraising challenge! Every day for the last 100 days  before Ironman Lake Tahoe, I’ll be picking out a motivational winner that earns $5 to the TFAC cause of their choice. Lots of winners so far – the first series of deposits have been made! How do you win? Go find out the details here.

Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage 2013 – Racing with ‘Pain Now, Beer Later’

Part 2

Last week I offered up brief posts outlining how our Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage team was put together (random good fortune) and the arrival of each van at the respective starting points.

As you can see, 5 days have passed since the last post. I struggled for a while to find the best way to describe the events of that strange two days in a way that would make sense to folks who weren’t there, or haven’t participated in an event like this.

I then realized that I don’t have to write a single word to describe what happened. I’ll let Doss Bradford (driver, photographer, videographer, and horse whisperer for Van 1) and Brian Pursel (runner, crooner, rapper, ladies’ man in Van 2) handle that.

From this point on, I’m going to follow Marie’s sage advice from a comment to a Facebook thread on our team page where she stated:

I’ve given up trying to explain it to others. It loses something in translation without extreme sleep deprivation. I just say it’s like adult summer camp, with running.

The Van 1 experience (courtesy of Doss Bradford):

And Van 2 (courtesy of Brian Pursel):

I won’t even bother trying to explain it… and most certainly will not apologize.

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