Morning started off right. Giao and Lara in the kitchen, Starbucks run en route, t-shirts show up and Neel is already 5 bagels in. We load the vans, decorate the Sofa King Fast van art everywhere in a rainbow of colors and head on the road to victory.
Leg 1 – Team pictures, stretches, Gatorade, chocolate, pretzels and iPod downloads blasting through the vans.
Van 2. Fully Loaded – Hila somehow has an iPhone glued to her ear – first call mom, next call rehearsal dinner, then moving on to Booz (Allen Hamilton) conversations. Assaf – the driver has volunteered his playlist so far consisting of Prince, Michael Jackson, Rap melodies and other stimulating concoctions. Cathy has remained silent and docile thus far – far from what she really has to offer on a long 24 race together…only in time Cathy… Two words for Heather: “Power Ponytails”. Bill….just being Bill, navigating, tour guide, mapping, instructing, counseling…
Memorable Leg 1 comment: “Does anyone ever get hurt on the road or in this race?” Answer from Bill: “oh I am sure there are people hurt, but no one would want to post it or ever report it…..”
Running like the wind
Through civil war battlefields
Don’t’ get hit by cars
Hila commented: “Next time make it rhyme…don’t you want a challenge?”