Thursday, May 31, 2007

First Update from the Teva Mountain Games at Vail

We stayed overnight last night in Dillon, CO, just 30-45 minutes from Vail, but since we had left OKC a day early we didn't have a room in Vail until tonight. I wasn't able to run yesterday morning before leaving OKC due to a bad lightning storm that came thru around 5:00 AM.

Today my brother and I toured around the country-side and found some of the larger Colorado wildlife (elk and moose) up near Rocky Mountain National Park, on the west side.

Late this afternoon we found the check-in point for the Teva Mountain Games and got our bag of SWAG...and I do mean a very NICE bag of SWAG. We got a very good short-sleeved t-shirt with the TEVA and Mountain Games of Vail logos on it, TEVA running socks...again with the Mountain Games logo, a nice visor again with the logos, power bars, power drink, Zest Body Soap, since along with TEVA they are THE other major sponsor for this years games, and I mean a big honking bottle of body soap. And after what we learned today we will probably need it after the 5k Trail Mud Run on Saturday. They are making claims that if you don't get dirty enough during the run, that they have more mud to fix that issue. I can hardly wait.

Tonight we attended a "Flix and Pix" festival of sorts. They had a representative from the recent Telluride, CO "Mountainfilm in Telluride" festival here to showcase 5 or 6 brief films that pertain to some of the extreme events taking place here this week (kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, etc) and they also gave out awards for best photos submitted as part of the games that pertain to the various sports, each winner taking home $500 and the overall winner capturing $1,500. At this event I caught a Mountainfilm in Telluride t-shirt that was thrown out to the audience...so more SWAG.

I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings. I was going to post some pics tonight but my camera is in my brother's truck so they will have to wait until tomorrow. I'm planning on at least a 3 mile run in the morning before meeting my Dad and his wife here for breakfast at 9:30. I'm hoping that my brother will run with me.....I think he will. More later.

8 comments:

Mendy said...

Wow, what a race package! The luckiest I get from a race package are a couple of upcoming race brochures, cotton T-shirt, and maybe a bar. That's it! But, I guess you all deserve all that SWAG by going through the mud. Sounds like a blast!!

Have a great time and looking forward to your race report!!! Good luck!!! and get muddy... :-)

Darrell said...

A muddy run sounds like fun to me.

Are you going to be able to stick around to watch some of the other sports?

Backofpack said...

What a cool deal! Can't wait to read more about it. Have fun!

Marcy said...

Ohhhhhhh sounds like a great trip so far Randy!! I'm kinda diggin the whole idea of mud LOL Can't wait to see some pics and hear all about this race!

Gotta Run said...

Now that is some great SWAG!! Add some mud to that and you will have a perfect race event for sure.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a fun weekend in CO! Can't wait to hear more about it!

MaryGinder said...

Welcome to Colorado! I cannot wait to hear about this race. Sounds great!

txrunnergirl said...

Wow, that's some awesome swag! Good luck tomorrow...I can't wait to read about it!