Friday, January 30, 2009

My name is Patti, and I never thought I would be a runner. I grow up playing sports, and excelling at tennis and soccer. My freshman year at BYU I made the women's tennis team, but I still didn't have any desire to run unless it was chasing the tennis ball. I have been married for 13 years and we have 3 boys. I taught school for about 6 years to 7th and 8th graders. I hope to one day go back, but right now I stay at home and it's great! With 3 boys the house is hopping. My oldest is 7 years old, then my 4 year old, and my 3 year old. My last two boys are the main reason I started running. They are only 11 months apart in age, I's wild. I'm often asked if they are twins or what I was thinking. I was on bed rest and hospitalized with both of them, so I was really out of shape and a bit in the survival mode. And my father passed away from cancer.

So I decided I would start walking to get back in better shape. Walking took forever and I didn't like it, plus I was pushing a double stroller and the kids were not digging it at all. So one day my son says "faster mommy faster." And that was it, in fact he's still telling me faster. I was amazed at how fast my workout went by, walking took twice as long, I was sold. So for the last three years running has been like an obsession. Some people need their cup of Joe, I need my run, because it helps me be a better person and a much nicer mom. I haven't run as many races as I would like, my husband is a trail attorney which makes it tough to get the long runs in. But he's cleared his calender for June, and I'm so stoked to meet you guys and have an amazing time. I will continue to run during the week with my 3 year old, I have been running with him since he was a few months old, but he is getting heavier. And the long runs are heaven because I don't have to push the kids. My kids are so used to me running that the other day I asked my son if he wanted to run some errands with me, he said yes so I got in the car. He got really mad and said I thought we were "running" to the store.

I have run a few 10 mile races in town, which I love doing. I'm also planning on running the avenues of the giants half marathon in May, which should be some good training for ragnar. I'm so excited to meet you all, and can't wait to have fun.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Team #536

It’s official! I just registered team number two as the Energizer Runnies. Thanks to everyone for your input. For those who have not paid yet, the registration fee is still $85. Please email me if you need my address at Or if something has come up and you are no longer planning to run the relay let me know so we can get someone to fill the spot. Thanks again to everyone! I am getting so excited about the race.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Naming Team #2

I am going to register the second team tomorrow so let's take a final vote for the name. It seems like the most popular suggestions are:

Chix Mix
Energizer Runnies
Run like a Mother!

I am leaning towards Energizer Runnies, I think it would be fun to decorate for. But, let me know which one you like the best. The one that gets the most votes is the one I will register. If there is a name you like even better than those three, throw it out there. Thanks for all of the suggestions.

Hi. I'm JP. And I'm a Wasatch Back Runner

It feels so odd to say this (after all these years of blogging) but I’m finding it really hard to come up with words (that make sense) to introduce myself and explain why I run!

I’m known around ‘these parts’ as JP, but I really do have a name (Jill). I have a husband. I have two daughters (ages 11 and 6). I have a blue stripe in my hair.

I’ve lived in Northern California (Sacramento area) all of my life. I am a weather wimp and reading about several of you running in snow makes me question your sanity. (Kidding!) Not to mention the fact that all of my training is done at about 25 feet above sea level (Hello, Wasatch Mountains!) so I guess that means I’m an altitude wimp also. (I do believe I’ve just found my “call-sign” for this relay. Exciting!) You also might notice that this is an introduction to my sarcasm as well. And, well…I am sorry for that. (I know. I should come with a warning.)

I am, relatively, new to running. I believed for many years that I hated running…that I was terrible at running. Then, a couple of years ago, I made it bigger than me. I trained for a cause very near and dear to my heart thinking that I would be one of the walkers. Partway through my training I tried a little running…just to see how I liked it. To push myself a little. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles: I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon (my first event of any kind) was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I was blown away by a feeling that can’t really be put into words.

Running is not easy for me. I struggle. But I think its because of these struggles that I’ve learned more about myself than I ever though possible. Like many of you, running is my therapy – my form of meditation. I am a better person when I run. A better person with more confidence and discipline and a sense of accomplishment.

This year, I have quite the running agenda: A couple ½ marathons, Wasatch Relay…all leading up to my very first (full) marathon in October 2009! (I feel slightly faint every time I type that.) I am so excited and scared and, well, excited. But I love that I can be an example for my daughters. It is my hope that they will see that they are capable, strong and amazing. I want them to experience this feeling of empowerment that comes from accomplishing the big goals…and all the little goals that lead up to it.

I am counting down the days to Wasatch. I can’t wait to be stuck in a van with all of you amazing Marathon Mommies. It’s gonna be awesome.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

No hills, please!

Should I just put it out there? I'm totally scared of the hills in this race. My stupid allergies have given me asthma, which is new in the last year, so I'm not really used to it. If you add in the Utah elevation, I think I might be gasping for air on the easy legs. I am going to be doing some hill training, but there aren't a lot of hills right around my neighborhood, so I'm not sure how that's going to go. Anyway, I'm hoping some super woman out there is so excited to run up a mountain. And I will be there to cheer her on!

I grew up as a ballet dancer, with running far from my mind. In fact, I had a doctor's note to excuse me from running in Junior High due to some ankle problems. After having a knee surgery in college (that darn ballet!), I finally felt like I could run. I remember feeling so excited after a 20 minute jog. Two kids later (2004)I moved to Michigan, where the exercise du jour of the women in my apartment complex was running. So I started. I'm sure we were going at an 11 minute-mile pace for less than two miles. A few women seemed satisfied with this, but not me. I wanted to go faster and farther. A year later I did my first race -- a 10K. Since then I've done 5ks, 10ks, 2 half marathons, and one marathon. The good thing about being new to running is that every race is a chance to PR! I know I haven't reached my potential yet. I loved running a marathon (May of 2008) and I'm planning on running the Newport, OR, marathon this May. I miss running with all of my friends. Now I listen to NPR when I run most mornings. I love the challenge of training, the exhilaration of being totally in tune with your body, and the calories running burns. : ) I also love the inspiring women I've met over the last 5 years.

Now I live in Oregon now with my husband and three kids. My husband is an accounting professor at the local university. My kids are almost 8, almost 6, and 18 months. I love to read, bake, cook, sew, travel, play games, and do just about anything outdoors. I also like playing volleyball and watching college football and basketball. I'm currently trying to grow my hair long enough to be in a ponytail, get better at Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii, and eat less sugar. I have a serious love for dark chocolate, though, so there's only so much I can do. Before I had kids, I was a high school English teacher. I like to pretend I can still write a bit. I have a great husband and great kids. They are very supportive of my running and even keep up with my training schedules.

I think this race is going to be an adventure! I've already got a reflective vest, and I kind of want to use a headlamp instead of a flashlight. Do you think they'd allow that? Man, how cool would that look.

I'm looking forward to all the fun! Keep posting.

Amy Peterson

Hello from OKC!

Hi Y’all! It is now my turn to introduce myself. I am Lindsay. The title of slow one seems to be a big battle, so I will call myself the medium one. How’s that?

I feel as if I should just say ditto to all that has been said. Guess what: I too started running to lose the baby weight. See, not everyone can gain 70 pounds and lose it twice. I was also coaxed into this whole running phenomena by some great gals who hustled my bustle up and down our neighborhood every Saturday morning at 6am. It didn’t matter if it was too cold, too hot, too wet, we were too tired, you get the idea. We started training for a 10K and it all went both uphill and downhill from there…culminating in running the Ragnar Texas Edition…and has led me to y’all. Phew.

This will be my second Ragnar. (Sometimes I secretly wear my medal around the house while doing chores. I found that it inspires me still. I can’t wait for others to enjoy this journey. It is not just a run, my new found friends. I promise!) The Texas one was run this past October, on the very weekend I turned 30. Our team was aptly named “Running from the Kids” and that is just what we did/do! I love this celebration of motherhood, fitness, and achievement. And, thankfully, that I can do it again.

Now onto the more personal. I have recently moved to Oklahoma City (and am running the OKC Memorial race in April…and toying with upgrading from the half to the full…but no promises!) with my family. I have 2 kiddos: Lincoln, who will be 4 in March, and Kate who is 18 months. As said by everyone else, they are the reason I run. I have also recently entered the world of retirement; until this year I have been a special ed teacher. I am fortunate to be able to stay at home with the little ones, but hope to get back to the classroom one of these days. I love to read, travel, and shop. (I feel as if I should also add that I like long walks on the beach…) And, I am grateful for a husband who understands the need for a runcation every now and then.

I look forward to meeting this group of crazy running friends in person. Thanks for letting me join the team!

I'm Kristyn, and I'm the Newbie!

Since "the Slow One" was already taken I guess I'll have to settle for "the Newbie".

My name is Kristyn, I'm 28 years old, I live in Utah, and I am a runner........or a wanna-be runner. I haven't actually run anything except for my stake 5k and a pretend 5k with Kelly (I know, I'm a dork), but I like to run. I'm currently training for a 1/2 marathon. I'm flying up to Portland in May to run the Hippie Chick with my sister-in-law Kelly (if you don't know Kelly--which really, who doesn't know Kelly around here?--see the previous post). I'm very excited for the 1/2 marathon and now that I have got my blister problem figured out, I don't have too many concerns about it. My body seems to do okay with lots of miles as long as I don't try to go too fast.

I have been married for almost 9 years, and I have 2 kids (almost 5 and 2). My oldest has autism, so like Mel, running has been a therapy for me. It is some much needed "me-time" that refreshes and invigorates my mind and body.

Anyway, my story began in September of 2008 (I told you I'm a newbie). I had recently lost about 50 pounds and I still had about 10 more to go, but I was at a complete stand-still with weight loss. I hadn't lost a pound in about 6 months. No matter how many hours I put in at the gym doing my regular workout, the weight wasn't coming off. I decided to try something new to try to lose the weight---that something was running. It seems like all the girls running on the treadmills at the gym were all very skinny, so it had to do something for them, right?

I had never run in my life. Running was actually the last thing I'd ever even think about doing. I used to look at people running on the street and wonder why they wanted to torture themselves that way. Little did I know, running is very addicting. I had always told myself that I cannot run. You know all the excuses..... I have bad knees, I don't breathe right, it hurts my back, etc, etc, etc. Well I was right about one thing. I didn't breathe right. On that first day I decided to try running I literally could not run 1/4 of a mile. I was about to kill over after like 2 minutes on the treadmill. Anyone been there before? This "failure" challenged me to keep trying, to learn what to do, and to be victorious over the treadmill. I called Kelly, and she agreed to train me via email, Skype, and even the occasional phone call. I started out with the Couch to 5k program, and by the time that was completed I was hooked. I felt like I needed something to train for so I asked Kelly if she would run something with me. We signed up for the Hippie Chick, and started my official training for that at the beginning of this year.

As crazy as it seems, I am a new convert to outdoor running (can you believe I never had the desire to run outdoors?). There is just something refreshing about being outdoors running in nature (especially the rain--I love it). I guess I'm a hermit, because I was completely content running on my treadmill. But now my eyes have been opened and my treadmill has become my "dreadmill". I just itch to get outdoors and run even if it is all by myself. One of these days I will find a running partner or two.
I am so excited about the Wasatch Back. I know it will be so much fun. Even though I am new to running, I love it. It is fun to watch the progress I make and to feel the sense of accomplishment when I complete those long runs still feeling great. Since throwing speedwork out the window for a while, I have really learned how much I LOVE to run. It was hard for me to love it when I felt like killing over from pushing myself all the time, but it is easy for me to love it when I take it slow and just run run run to my little heart's desire. So that is what I am doing.

I can't wait to meet you all!

Meet M&M- Aka Marathon Mommy- Aka-Kelly

I love getting to know everyone through their introductions. Please keep them coming! What a great group of women we are going to have with us!!

My running background- Attempted to run cross country in high school and realized I was much too slow to be a runner. (kind of ironic now!) I finished out the year, each race just trying not to be the last one across the finish line. My dad teased me that if I stopped chatting with other runners I might actually finish before them. :-) I continued running just to stay in shape, usually around 2 miles. When I moved to Oregon, I heard about this race called Hood to Coast where you stay up all night running and I remember thinking people were crazy!! When I was pregnant with my first baby, I found out my work was sponsoring a team and they would pay for everything. I knew I needed a goal after I had the baby, so I decided it was perfect. Our captain gave us an awesome training schedule and 6 months after my baby was born I ran Hood to Coast and my obsession was born. That was 7 years ago!! My goal after baby #2 was to run a marathon. I ran the Newport Marathon in 2005 and it was actually horrible. I had felt so ready and it did not go how I expected. I felt miserable by mile 7 and had to walk/run the last 19 miles. Well, I was determined to do better. Now I am training for marathon #7 and I am sure you have heard my goal is to qualify for Boston. I have learned something from every marathon I have run. . My proudest marathon was the one I ran 5 months after baby #3! I have AMAZING running partners who meet me at 5:30am and push me to be a better runner and person. They have been there for me in good times and bad. (and they give me a hard time when I sleep in!) They also happen to be very speedy (3 have run Boston and our own SuziePetunia is very, very close!). :-) Some of us even did a triathlon together

My favorite thing is to share my love of running with others. I am working on becoming a personal trainer, but for now I just love encouraging others to run and race. My sister in law Kristyn is one of those. I am so so happy that she will be on the team with us. You will love her! I have loved this blog and have met many wonderful women through it. Wasatch Back will be one big party and I can't wait! And, no worries about being slow. This race is all about having fun!!

I do have interests outside of running! I love anything active- playing sports, waterskiing, snowskiing, taking my kids to the park. I am kind of a school nerd and love watching my kids learn new things. I am not naturally organized, so I am always trying to figure out how to do things better. I love being with people and my goal is to have the whole world be one big playdate. I enjoy getting to know other people because I feel like we all have something to offer and deep down we are all just doing our best. I love learning people's stories!

My dad was my biggest cheerleader and the first one I called after a race. When he passed away in 2007 I thought I would quit running. Little did I know, running would be my solace and my way to connect with him. I know he is still cheering me on!

Monday, January 26, 2009

My Name Is...

Melanie G.

Can I just start off by saying I am so stinkin' excited for Wasatch Back! I am mom to 3 boys ages 11, 9, and almost 5! My running days started exactly 20 years ago during High School. Aaagh, I'm old! I ran track for 4 years. I was totally NOT a long distance runner. I mainly ran the 400 meter and I was FAST . Ha ha. Not anymore.

Twenty years and many pounds later I decided I better start doing something about my fitness. Actually, I have ran a few scattered 5K's throughout the last 8 years. Last summer the true running bug hit me. After I finished my first 5 mile race I was stoked. The next Saturday I stepped it up for the long run and trained to run my first (and only) Half Marathon a month later. I ran the Half and loved every minute of it!

My boys bring me great joy and an equal amount of stress. Don't they all! My youngest has spastic quadriplegia (Cerebral Palsy), seizures and a Severe hearing loss. He uses a walker to ambulate and ASL to communicate. His days are filled with therapy. I find running to be my own "therapy". It clears my mind, makes me stronger physically (which is needed when packing 35 lbs around all day), and most importantly gives me a sense of accomplishment. Running longer distances teaches me so much about myself and I want to share it with my children.

My two oldest have both ran 5K's. This year I will be running the SLC Half with my 11 year old. I am really excited! We live in Perry, Utah. I can't wait to meet all of you:)

Q & A session #1

Ok so apparently not everyone know how these things work.  So here is your chance to ask all of your questions you can think of.  Lindsay and I ran the Texas version in October so between the two of us we should be able to clarify things a bit.  

Yes you request a start time (when it gets a little closer to the race).  I am hoping our two teams will be able to get the same time (I plan on emailing them to make sure of that)  We started at 8 am here but we (as in Lindsay and I) were talking about it this last week and think that maybe something more like 10 or 11 would be good so we could all get up there in the morning and not have to get hotels (helps keep the cost down a bit)

Speaking of cost here is where things start costing:

1.  We rented 15 passenger vans down here.  They made it really nice to have a little bit more room for everyone and everything.  But this was the first year for the race in Texas so van rentals weren't hard.  I have heard from another friend who has done Wasatch back that most people use suburbans.  I think these would work just as well especially if we could have roof racks to put some of the stuff  :)

2.  Shirts... Lindsay did great shirts for us here in Texas and has a good hook up with a place that did a great job at a very reasonable price.  We are going to try and get these going soon so we can get them just how we want them and you will be able to pick/pay for your own online.  We opted to just do t-shirts for the end of the race because I know I am picky about what I run in and I suppose everyone else might be too.

3.  As far as gas is concerned we just filled up along the way and kept the receipts and split it up evenly at the end.

Ok so my brain is fried and that is all I can think of right now.  Leave me your questions in the comments and I will get you (and the rest of us) some answers.  Even if you think it is a silly question ask it because chances are someone else is thinking it too  :)

Oh yea and we are still waiting to meet about 20 of you  :)  don't stay hidden!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Help! We need a team name.

Okay Peeps-- I am soliciting your help and we need it asap. Mandy will be registering the second team soon and since the name "Mommies Got Back" is taken (by some excellent runners, I am sure) we need our own identity. Think, think, think--and then reply to this post with your ideas. We would love suggestions from Team 1 people too--the more, the better.

Also, those of you who are supposed to mail Mandy a check (see the recent email from Erin for the list)--it would be very helpful of you to get that done right away so she doesn't end up carrying several hundred dollars. As soon as a few checks start coming, we can get that registration done. They are almost at 500 teams (with a 650 cap) so we really need to do it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Jen and sorry, but I'm the slow one

I know it's not a contest or anything, (oh wait, I guess it IS a race) but I really am slow.  Sorry if my team had great expectations of winning the whole thing!  
I am really excited to run this race and I love that I get to train and experience this incredible journey with all you girls.  It will be fun getting to know you and finally meet you all in June.
O.K. on with the introductions:

I am 34 and have been married for 15 years and 4 months (threw that in there for you, Angie) and I have four kids; Justin's 14, Abby's 10, Caroline's 7, and Logan's 3.  They keep me busy to say the least.  They are all very different and wonderful.  I am learning as much from them as they hopefully are from me.
A year after baby number 3 and I noticed that my body wasn't just jumping back into shape.  Weird.  So I decided that I better start exercising.  I started running a little and lifting weights and doing all sorts of different cardio.  But after I lost the weight I discovered that running was the only cardio exercise that I really enjoyed.  In fact, I loved it.  I didn't care about losing weight anymore.  I was happy just running.  Later that year I ran my first 10K and was hooked.  Racing was exciting, nerve racking, made me want to throw up and then when it was all over, I wanted to do it again!  I ran it again the following year.  The following spring I was talked into running a half marathon by a friend the day before the race without really training at all.  She didn't show up but finishing that race was so cool.  A marathon was not even in the realm of possibility for me until that day.  I was just never athletic.  Ever.  Then a month later I injured my IT bands riding a horse.  I was in denial and kept running on them until they were so bad it was impossible.  So I spent the next year and a half not running and being pregnant with #4.  I used to dream about running pain free.  (And I was fast in my dreams.)  I used to cry when I'd see other runners on the road.  NOT running was killing me.  But that year and a half was the best thing for  me.
The kid's elementary school sponsored a running club for the kids.  If they ran 25 miles during the year they would be eligible to run the last mile of the Ogden City Marathon thus completing a marathon during the year.  A vision formed in my mind and I could see me finishing the marathon with the kids running at my side.  It was my new focus.  I started training and it came true.  It was one of the best moments of my life.  

So now to date I've run 3 marathons (Odgen '07, '08 and Salt Lake '08), 3 1/2 marathons, 3 10K's and one 5 K.  I still struggle with my IT bands.  But I think I'm learning how to deal with the flare ups a little better.  Running teaches me so many life lessons, like patience for example.  It's my time for me.  It gives me an identity.  It keeps me feeling alive.  It has shown me, more than anything, that nothing is impossible. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Great idea to do some introductions! I'll go next...

I'm Angie, a.k.a.
Tall Girl Running for those who have humored me enough to venture into my blog from time to time. I'll turn 37 two days before the Wasatch Back Relay in June (what better way to celebrate, eh?). I'm definitely no spring chicken but hopefully I've still got a few good decades left in me. I've been married to the same husband for 17 1/2 years (if any of you have been married that long too, you'll know why I included the "1/2". Every month counts at this point!). I'm Mom to two beautifully talented daughters, which is cold, hart fact and not just biased opinion. My oldest is Savannah who just turned 15 last week and my youngest is Sophie, all of 8 years old. Both my girls are the light of my life and provide both my greatest joys as well as my greatest challenges, all on any one given day.

I've been running now for six years. As my blog moniker implies, I'm a tall gal... six feet even, to be exact. Although I had the height and natural athletic ability, I never played sports on a high school level. I particularly disliked basketball because it required way too much running (20 years and thousands of miles later, the irony of that is not lost on me). I started walking to lose the baby weight that was still literally hanging around two years after my second daughter was born. Walking turned to jogging. Jogging turned to running. Running turned to obsession.

To date, I've run three full marathons, six half-marathons and a smattering of shorter distance races. I'm not built to run and my long, lanky limbs just don't move efficiently enough to be a fast runner. But I'm a determined runner nonetheless and what initially started as a hobby has become in every sense a lifestyle for me. I define myself in only a limited number of ways and "runner" is one of them.

Besides running, I stay busy here in southeastern Idaho by working part-time as the billing clerk for a local chiropractor, volunteering for school, church and community activities, attempting to stimulate my creative juices by keeping up on my blog and just enjoying life and all that comes with it one day at a time.

I am VERY excited about being included in the WBR this year! It's been a race I've wanted to do for a long time but have never known enough fellow lunatics-- errrr, runners-- to do it with me. I'm an inheritently shy personality and will never be accused of vying to be the center of attention, but I very much look forward to meeting my teammates and creating together an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime!

See you all in June!


Hi! My name is...

Erin Bailey  :)  And you are?  

Lets get some introductions going!  Since most of us don't really know each other this might be helpful.  I'll go first and then I hope you will post to.  I have just sent out invitations to be contributors to everyone who wasn't on here before.  So if you didn't get it or need it again let me know and I can re-send it.  

Again my name is Erin.  I can be introduced many different ways:
1.  I am the wife of Bart who is very tolerant of my crazy ideas and my insane drive to out-do myself in every project I take on {which is pretty much everything cause I have a hard time saying no to people}
2.  I am the mom of 1 little boy - Hunter who is 8 almost 9- and 1 little girl - Jorden who is 6 almost 7.  They keep me on my toes and in the drivers seat carpooling them from one activity to another.
3.  I am the oldest sibling of 7.  We lost my little brother 2 months ago, but out of this tragedy we try to find inspiration, and for me that is in my running.  He loved to run with me when I was home and always made it fun.  This spring we (as in everyone who wants to join us) will be running (and riding) in the events at the Salt Lake City Marathon in his honor.  You can join us to - it would be great training for Wasatch Back {look the training schedule says 12 miles - what is one more?}  :)  Come check us out
4.  I am a friend.  I have amazing friends that I run with in the very wee hours of the morning - as in when the sun is not even close to being up!    Some of my most important and dear friendships have come through running.

Ok your turn!

One small Change and the happenings of the teams

Ok... on small change, a mix up on my part - sorry!

Amy P is on team 2 and Roxann B is on team 1.

Mandy I am going to have people send you money.  Can you send me your address.  Thanks  

That being said I will get emails out to everyone who has not paid yet with your information as to where to send it within the next day.

We are defiantly going to have two teams.  I have emails from people so yes the last 2 spots will be filled I am just waiting for confirmation from the people who emailed me fist before I finalize it.  Our team 2 should be a registered team in the next week or two so no worries we are all in!  

Any other questions, concerns, or just comments email me


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our 2 team makeup...

Ok Ladies, I'm home finally!  Disney World was amazing, but exhausting.  Now it is Wasatch Back on my mind - and the Salt Lake City Marathon  :) - so here is where we are.

It occurred to me that we need to sort out teams now in order to get registered and not pay extra fees for subbing people back and forth.  Drum roll please....

{how to decipher the symbols  $ = paid and * = I need you to email me so I can get you on the email list and so I can at least know you last names  :)}

Team 1 
1.  Erin B. (me) $
2.  Kari A.
3.  Lindsay E. $
4.  Patti D.
5.  Sarah G.
6.  Kelly M.  $
7.  Kristyn M  $
8.  Jill C.  $
9.  Chelle B.  $
10.  Michelle *
11.  Amy P.
12.  (Kari or Lindsay one of you talked to me about a friend let me know which one of you it was and who your friend is)

Team 2
1.  Roxann B.  $
2.  Angie R.
3.  Jennifer P.
4.  Melanie G.  $
5.  Emily F.  $
6.  Marianne L.
7.  Mandy H.
8.  Jodi W.
9.  Sarai F.
10.  Megan S. *
11.  Landy *
12.  Emily F. - I have this person on a list but I can't find any emails or comments from them... is this a real person or someone I made up?  Help I am loosing my mind

Ok so what we need to do now.  Someone who has not paid on team 2 we need you to collect money from your teammates and get registered.  Someone speak up and let me know you can be this person.  You don't have to do anything except get the checks in the mail and then register the team online.  The fee for the whole team has to be paid at once so we need to get the money to someone quickly to make sure we can get registered.  After we get a second team registered we will sort out switching people to the right teams in their system.  Here we go!  Email me team 2 people :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

We did it!

Ok ... we are officially full with 2 teams!  Wooohooo!  I will email out this weekend info on who is in and what to do next.  Is there anyone who would like to do the registration for the other team.  If not Kelly said she would collect money and do it.  We are all going to get ready as one team and then when we get there just pin on different numbers  :)  So don't stress about the teams divisions yet... I am working on that.  Thanks

And as always.. email me with any questions concerns jokes funny stories... I just like to get mail  :)