Living an entire country apart, we find interesting reasons to reunite. Most of the time it includes running and for a good long while now, we’ve been trying to get it to include a Ragnar Relay Race.
We Chicks also know the importance of Mother tribe support when it comes to running. Note the book that Brooke sent along to Meridith when she began running.
So when we saw this contest on Another Mother Runner’s site, we saw a perfect opportunity for Mer and Cam to support AMR and their quest for Ragnar domination.
Exhibit R – We Love Ragnar
Okay, well, Cam loves Ragnar. Mer *thinks* she loves Ragnar. Cam starts most conversations with “So, have you heard of Ragnar?” and talks about her Ninja team. A lot. She’s ran six Ragnars. She’s practically an expert, and expertise is always a valuable addition to a team. This makes Mer an expert by proxy.
Because seriously, Cam can’t shut up about Ragnar.
Coincidence or destiny? That’s Cam’s Ninja star!
Exhibit A – We’ll bring snacks!
Being moms, we take the role of snack provider very seriously. Cam’s carried cake onto a plane before, don’t think she won’t do it again. You never know what gourmet morsel you’ll find in Mer’s arsenal, but one thing’s for sure, she doesn’t mess around. Chick Jess can attest.
Gratutious shot of Jess’ baby. We helped feed this child’s parents right after he was born.
Cam’s Recovery Cupcakes
Exhibit G – We’ll make costumes!
With Mer’s imagination and Cam’s sewing machine, we have quite the reputation of running while cute. The best part? We’re shameless! We don’t care what kind of shenanigans you have in store for us, we’ll rock it like a mother. Chick Vic knows what’s up.
Three Sleeping Beauty fairies are we.
So awesome Cam even won Best Female Costume at the Superhero 5k
Look! We even use mud to our costuming advantage.
Exhibit N – We don’t mind letting other people be in charge!
Mer and Cam are here for the good of the team. We’ll grab that wheel if it’s available! But we’re not above letting someone else drive. Occasionally. We’re never bossy. And we’d never, ever, force people to make videos proclaiming our awesomeness. See, even Mer’s husband Jay says so. (Say it, Jay. SAY IT.)
Fear the Megaphone!
Exhibit A – We’re musically inclined.
As previously indicated by this post, Cam and Mer have diverse music tastes. You want to rock out? We can jam on the air guitar. You want to spit phat rhymes? We’ll throw down.
Chick Brooke says it best.
Exhibit R – We’ve got mad jokes.
We love to laugh. Being in a smelly van with 10 strangers overnight while running 200 miles is going to take a sense of humor and we’re funny mothers.
We’re very serious runners.
Our Chick Bec has some words and some eye rolls.
Representing both coasts! We’re like the Tupac and Biggie of Ragnar.
The truth is, we’re an awesome duo. We’re hardworking moms who love running and love talking about running. We’re excited about this opportunity and will bring a ton of fun to anything we’re a part of. Still not convinced? (How is this possible?!?!) Well, Cam has something to say about that!
We’re the moms you’re looking for… Jedi mind trick is always worth a shot.
Pick us, otherwise we’ll have perma-sad faces. You don’t want that on your conscience, do you?