For our fifth-annual Solstice Stupidity adventure (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), we returned to the trail that started it all. That's right: Less than a week after my marathon, I hiked 30.25 miles. That's stupid!
We started with a sleepover Friday night at our house. Then out the door at 5 a.m. Beautiful sunrise:
Stupidity hit before we even got there when the freeway was closed for paving. Fortunately, the GPS helped us around the detour.
Liz, Brad, Nick, Tim, Chris and Theresa ready to go:
First organized rest stop at Mile 9:
Hosted by Bill and Eryn (both have foot injuries and couldn't join us on the trail):
Thanks so much for bringing our food and supplies!
Nick had to bail early so he could go to work (lame!), so we took one last group shot at Firelane 3. We were posing for the timer when a runner rounded the corner and almost ran through the shot. Notice her arm on the far right:
We wished she would have bombed our photo!!
Last organized rest stop at Mile 25:
Thanks to Steve and Donna for all the food! (and for moving our car - that was awesome!)
We all did great until the last couple miles. Then it got tough.
But 11 hours after we started, we spotted our red car through the trees. The finish!!
No one wanted to go eat since they all chowed down on Donna's amazing monster cookies at the last stop. So we parted ways, everyone headed home for ice baths.
After cleaning up, Brad and I went to Native Foods to refuel:
Another super-fun, crazy Solstice Stupidity in the books :)
What should we do next year? Maybe a relay??