Market to Market | IOWA | 2015

It takes a special kinda crazy to get your butt up at 3:30am to run a 75 mile relay race.

We are that kind.

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From Jefferson, IA to Des Moines, this crew killed some serious miles,Β  formed new friendships, caught up on old stories, shared laughs and inside jokes, cursed miles and miles of long hills and created awesome memories.

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Starting from Jefferson, IA where our first runner kicked it off at 7:30am

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To staging handoffs

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We ran our hearts out ❀

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Saw some questionable costumes from overly confident men

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Ran some more

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Waited in ridiculous lines

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Ran some more.

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Got passed

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Then decided to man up and pass him for a taste of his own medicine

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Handed off sweaty trackers a total of 18 times.Β  I mean – gross, guys.

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Took photos

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Took running selfies during a 4.9 miler, while texting friends and while running faster then my normal pace.Β  Ya – I was jazzed at this point.

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Let’s just say my Leg 2 of the day wasn’t near as happy.Β  If you ran this, that word was appropriate.

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I mean, really.Β  WHO TAGGED THAT 4 MILER EASY?!?!Β  M2M peeps… a 4 mile incline is NOT EASY!

#brutal

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Anyway…. we ran some more

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Exchanged some more

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Celebrated with Jello Shots

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And BEER!

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And cheered people on

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And celebrated the fact that some of us were DONE while others had to continue to run. πŸ™‚

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For a total of 11 hours and 19 minutes we ran, drove, laughed, ate, drank, walked, stood around and had the absolute BEST day.

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And then we CELEBRATED!!!

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Team Insanity … Team Nikkas… whatever the heck we named ourselves.

We owned that day.

Cheers to Market to Market 2016!

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