1 month ago
We piled into Blues 4x4, foot to the floor. Seeing the lonely RV ahead brought sanity-just what I needed to revive my body & mind to support my teammates with a solid 4 hour shift. I can’t explain the goosebumps when we saw Rossi appear;silent glances told me everything. Carissa and I hugged, cried. I was empowered to go and run giving everything.
It was dark, cold, silent. We didn’t know what the road ahead looked like. We didn’t know how truly wrecked our teammates were from their heroic slog.We ran on. Leg after leg. Chasing sunrise for the final time, hoping to reappear on the TSP map in the lead shocking everyone with our tactics.The trail continued. A massive unchained Doberman shot out of a quiet yard, the car sped up and blocked it. A winding hell of a hill that Bromka said “might carry on for a couple more miles” sank my heart, my legs throbbed until we crested it and flew into a glorious downhill speed fest. I was reinvigorated with fast leg turnover, flying past RV seeing Chris, camera poised snapping away smiling at me as though we had won! I fist pumped the air as I passed at 5:14 pace. We continued to handoff, loving every step knowing we were so close to combining our trios to be the powerful group of 6 doing all we could to get to Vegas first! •
Every leg of the final 2 hours we competed with one another,running some of our fastest splits with the crew! 10 miles to go,we heard Adidas were 30 miles behind. Emotions were high. Then the Welcome to Las Vegas sign appears. It seemed like the past 31 hours hadn’t happened. Tears. I have so much attachment to TSP 3, too much to go into now but those close to me know that getting to the finish line with a new TSP record, was a feat I wasn’t sure I would ever do. It closed a chapter.
This adventure was insane. Our whole BRS team gave their all. We were rebels with a cause. We shook things up. We just had to keep running, keep believing in each other, fulfilling the burning desire in our hearts to run as one even when we felt so alone. •
My gratitude for the team is inexplicable. We respect for every team is off the chain. We all are TSP, together and I thank you all for an unforgettable ride ✌