With Leg 1 now officially run and handed off to Van 1, it was back to that whole waiting game again for Van 2?! After a bit of goofing around with the off runners of Van 1 we packed up our van and proceeded towards the next major exchange point and the customary stop at McDonald's to refuel the Captain and allow us girls a chance to freshen up. A quick baby wipe rub down, a clean change of clothes and we headed over to pitch a tent (that's what she said) and settle in for a little nappy-poo... sorta. You saw that coming right? You should know my nervous bladder wasn't about to let me get any meaningful sleep! I did however lay quietly in the van with P-Funk in between porta-potty trips. All to soon I got the text that said Spike had started his leg and I had to gear up...
LEG 2 RECAPIt was about 12:15 a.m. and a glorious 50* when I saw the unmistakable stride of Spike in his god awful gold sleepy shorts (Leg 2 was our PJ leg) and reflector vest as he sprinted his way towards me and inevitably past the guy in front of him. (My boyfriend is notorious for passing people moments before the Finish) I called it before anyone realized it and laughed as I looked at the runner that guy would pass off too; I was going to be passed almost immediately. *Sigh* Spike got to me with the slap bracelet and I was off... and about 5 seconds later the guy behind me passed. A few minutes went by and I heard the sound of approaching footsteps and cursed my luck for getting passed again but when I saw the guy and started chatting him up as he stuck with me for a few strides I could just tell he went out too fast. I can't explain it but I just knew I'd pass him again. I kept him in sight as I stuck to my pace and continued on my way towards Clermont.
About a mile or so into the leg some guys were walking across the road from a convenience store and they switched up their direction to head towards me and right then another Van came up and started shadowing me for about a half mile. This is illegal but I was so thankful for them, they had seen the guys switch up their path and wanted to make sure I was safe. After I put a good distance between me and the Creepy McCreeperson gang I sent that van on their way and continued on, passing a chick in the process. My van met up with me about a mile later as I was gaining on the second guy who had passed me and after they gave me water I totally chicked him! w00t!
It was about then that the sidewalk disappeared and I had to run along a narrow shoulder of a 4 lane highway and tackle a monster hill! It was so dark but thankfully there wasn't a lot of traffic so I just kept on trucking along trying my best to catch up to the blinking lights far ahead of me. I never did catch them but soon enough I was making the turn that led me into the end of my leg... and then I almost got hit by a Van. Seriously. Thank god for B.o.B being right there yelling and flagging at them to stop!!! After that little adrenaline boost I sped into the exchange chute and handed off to C.Steve who wasn't even ready for me yet! LOL! All in all Leg 2 was my best leg of the race and I felt on top of the world when I saw I had brought it in just under expected pace again and had gone further. Leg 2... check! (You can view this leg course and elevation by clicking HERE)
LEG 2, VAN 2 RECAP
(Runner / Miles Ran / Pace / Notes from Run)
Red - 7.8± M / 8:23 P - Passed by 1 / Chicked 2; Played Frogger again and almost got hit by Van coming into exchange.
Caribbean Steve - 6.3± M / 8:41 P - 3 Road Kills: Duded 3 chicks
P-Funk - 4.2± M / 8:31 P - 4 Road Kills: Chicked 2 Dudes & 2 Chicks
B.o.B - 3.7± M / 7:31 P - Passed by 1 / Chicked 1; Look who's all Speedy McSpeederson again...
Little J - 9.1± M / 7:42 P - Passed by 1 / Chicked 6
Captain - 3.6± M / 7:48 P - 4 Road Kills but got passed by the guy holding the Scepter! LOL!
Notable Moments from the Van Log
"Captain is like the Grinch, his heart grew 3 sizes..."
P-Funk is officially renamed Captain Obvious for obvious reasons
B.o.B hates that effing Peter Brady!!!
C.Steve: "I already said that."
P-Funk: "Yeah but I said it in English."
"That's why we keep coming back every year, we like our pleasure mixed with pain!"
"That's how I make myself faster, by leading with my vagina" - B.o.B on her form.
P-Funk: "I just had a great experience with a Q-tip"
"I like alley's." - Little J
Next up Leg 3 and the Finish!!!