Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ragnar- Wasatch Back + unclaimed prizes!

Life is finally starting to slow down a bit after Ragnar this past weekend.  No time to sit at the computer, though, because my in-laws are visiting from South Carolina and I'm spending every waking moment either entertaining them or proving what a great person I am by baking bread and cookies, cleaning the house thoroughly, and anticipating their every need.  Let me tell you- I'm exhausted!  I really wish I were more of the perfect housewife type but it's too hard! Or I'm too lazy.  Oh well.  I've got a couple of hours to myself while they are at the dinosaur museum with Thai Guy and the boys so time for a quick update post!

1. Ragnar was a blast! Absolutely a different experience from last year but great nonetheless.  I hope to have a full recap "relatively" soon. (Get it? Because my relatives are here. I crack myself up.)  Here's a pic of my pal, Dianna, and I at the finish line.  We were delirious and had pretty much no sleep at all for about 40 hours at this point.  Want to know how tired I was?  As I was driving our van in the middle of the night, I hit myself in the face, not once but TWICE with the window as I tried rolling it up.  It's a special kind of sleep depravity that makes you forget to move your head out of the way when rolling the window up.  Ragnar- a race for special people like me. ;)
We had some sweet polka dotted compression socks on, too. Got lots of compliments on our ensembles. :)
2. Just want to quickly tell the world what an amazing husband I have.  The past two weekends, he has sacrificed BIG in order to support me at my races.  First, running the aid station at the Utah Valley Marathon and then getting up in the middle of the night to come and volunteer at Ragnar. 
Thai Guy and I after UVM and during his shift at Exchange 30 at Ragnar.  (That hat is seriously too low, Alicia.)

He never hesitates to help out. I love that he always supports me and all my crazy goals. Also, I am super excited to announce that we will be running the next marathon TOGETHER!  I thought that he never wanted to run another marathon after our first was less than ideal for him but he has told me to sign him up. We are going to kill the next one! We will be running the SoJo Marathon on Oct. 15th. Can't wait to get training!

3. My Virtual Race for Autism was a HUGE success and wanted to say "Thank you!" again to everyone who participated.  I announced the raffle winners last week and have heard from most of you but I just wanted to mention that there are a couple of unclaimed prizes-
  • MaxsMom- please contact me with your address so that I can send you your RoadID gift cards AND
  • Christine and Giraffy- you guys won Runnerd stickers and I'd love to send them to you!
You can email me at aliciaruns @ with your addresses. Everybody else- I got your emails and will be sending your prizes out this week! Thanks again!

  Hoping to post all the ridiculousness of Ragnar soon!


  1. i am still so obsessed with your outfits! SO cute! love it! and your husband really is pretty much amazing. I did not even want to be up at any time in the night for anything and he was volunteering??? that is serious right there! and EEEEEEEEK! on the marathon. that is like the one week i am off in october and as long as it stays that way you better believe i am about to be that annoying number one supporter that the marathon that finds a way to be at every mile marker...i am bringing the frying pans so people notice me! wooooooo hooooooo! 

  2. yall are too cute! looking forward to the recap

  3. Yay for the Wasatch Back! I can't wait to run in next year :) That's so great that you have such an awesome support system!!! Lucky gal :) Can't wait for a more detailed Ragnar recap!

  4. Ragnar is so crazy, and I think it's awesome your guy got up to do a night shift. That's awesome!!! Congrats on all your races!

  5. Love the skirt you are wearing in the first picture. Where did you get that? I want one too!

  6. Alicia you are seriously just so cute!  Your Hubby is pretty amazing I must agree with that.  I am so glad you had fun at Ragnar and can't wait to hear all about it.

    Enjoy the time with your relatives. :)

  7. I wish I looked half as good as you after running! And I love, love, love your Ragnar ensembles!! If you have an open spot on your team next year, think of me! I can't think of anyone I would rather spend 40 hours not sleeping with. (Wow, that sounds weird.)

  8. It would be awesome to do Ragnar with you next year but I think we may be retiring our team. Maybe I need to see if T4A will sponsor a team?? I'll let you know. :)

    Oh, and 40 hours with no sleep is always more fun with a buddy! ;)

  9. Hi! Just found your blog! I'm sorry I missed your virtual race...I actually teach kids with autism...

  10. I've always wanted to run a Ragnar!  Hopefully next summer!  

  11. Now it's time to put the sticker on the car!!! Way to go Licious!

  12. Hi Alicia.  I found your blog because, guess what?  My name is Alecia too!  Love your blog (and not just because we have the same name).