Category Archives: Texas Independence Relay

Team Piraña’s TIR Top Tens

by admin on March 4, 2008

Top Ten Best Things: Our incredibly supportive families and friends who kept up with us via the web and posted great comments. Spending two nights at the Farmhouse in Shiner (Mav’s idea). Thanks Mike! Watching Goose tear holes in two (count em, two) pairs of shorts, one right after another! Free beer at Shiner (on […]

Just the Facts Ma’am

by admin on March 3, 2008

Inquiring minds have indicated that they wanted to know how far we ran, for how long, etc. So, here it is: We all ran 8 legs + the Prologue & the Epilogue Our Official Team Time was 33:29:40 Not counting the Pro and Epi… T3 ran 47.51 miles in 7:25:06 averaging 9:22 pace. Goose ran […]

There’s No Place Like Home

by admin on March 3, 2008

The Pirañas are home! We got back to T3’s house (where all the cars were left for the trip) to find everyone’s car windows decorated! Very fun. It took a little while to unpack the Piraña Mobile (and we found a lot of really yucky stuff in the process) but finally everyone had their stuff […]


by admin on March 3, 2008

Looking for lunch we decided that T3’s experience after his final leg was worth recreating. So, we told Marg (our pet name for the GPS) to find a taqueria for us and we ended up here: We decided it looked like the place for us, so we went in. That was when we found out […]

Sam, Sam, He’s Our Man

by admin on March 3, 2008

Team Piraña stopped to pay tribute to Sam Houston in his home town of Huntsville (we didn’t stay long as there is a State Prison there and several of the Piraña Brothers have outstanding warrants.) We struggled a little getting down the stairs (we are struggling a little getting in and out of the van […]

Happy Trails

by admin on March 3, 2008

It is now the morning after and we are definitely feeling the effects of what we did for the last 2 days. Last night we went down to the hotel restaurant and had burgers! Weeble was not feeling well so he went back up and laid down. We left most of the “race” stuff in […]

A Big Finish!

by admin on March 2, 2008

Big did the deed (the running one, not the other one) and ran a strong leg with an even stronger finish: He handed off to Mav for the 40th and final leg. We have been up for 35 hours and running for almost 33 hours and we know we are getting weird, but standing around […]

Weeble Wobbles Home!

by admin on March 2, 2008

Weeble ran strong (and long) and finished great, handing off to Big for his final leg, with Mav doing the Wayne’s World “we’re not worthy” in the background. So Big is out on the course and we are waiting for him to exchange with Mav for the final leg. While we were waiting for Weeble […]