thisiscarrie We ran the miles, will you pledge the money? Rett Syndrome is the leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls - most cannot speak, walk or use their hands. Rett Syndrome is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's and is a potentially REVERSIBLE disorder. The research is moving fast...it's the money that's holding the progress back. We are so close to our fundraising goal! Will you help us get to the finish line? Donate at the link in profile. #TeamSparkle #Ragnar4Rett #gp2c #RagnarSoCal 5d

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thisiscarrie My boy turned 7 today. I love every part of his lizard-catching, bike-riding, hand-holding, sensitive little soul. 6d

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thisiscarrie Washing the #TeamSparkle van makes the end of #Ragnar4Rett and #RagnarSoCal seem so very final. #childlabor 6d
  •   carleemcdot Guess you found the right stuff!! 6d
  •   jenjossie I missed it this year, but my friends who pull a team together were there as Running From Responsibility. Hope you had a great time and had lots of kills ... That's how I met you ;-) (gettin killed). 6d
  •   rebgred @jenjossie It's a small world, Jen! Missed you this year. 6d
  •   jenjossie @rebgred It sure is...how are you two friends again? You may have told me... 6d
  •   rebgred Carrie and David were great friends in high school. 6d
  •   elisewallace My least favorite part, only because it means it's over. 6d
  •   caseyruns Bye pretty painted van!! 6d

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thisiscarrie We did it! 182 miles for 182 girls with #RettSyndrome including that little cutie in my arms. Maggie's dad was our amazing driver and there couldn't have been a better payoff than meeting her at the finish. We've been able to raise almost $50,000 through #Ragnar4Rett and @gp2c to help find a cure for Rett Syndrome. It's not too late to make a donation to this great cause to help girls like Maggie all over the world. Link in profile. #TeamSparkle #gp2c #magnoliashope #RagnarSoCal 7d
  •   tmbf Love all the pink sparkle & your amazing outcome to your fundraising mission. Congrats to all of you! 7d
  •   michellemorring Smiles!! 7d
  •   shan_on_the_run_74 this so much. You ladies are amazing!!! 7d
  •   caseyruns One of my favorite pictures of the whole adventure! Maggie is such a sweetie! 6d
  •   theocbernsteins Congratulations! You are all amazing! It was nice to say "hi" to you at exchange 31. What a great adventure Ragnar is! 6d
  •   t.hoe So awesome! 6d
  •   jennytesler You ladies are amazing. Maggie appreciates you running and fighting for her, as do we. 6d

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thisiscarrie My last 9 miles leg of #RagnarSoCal had me filled with anxiety and dread. After already running 26 miles in less than 20 hours on just scattered bits of sleep, my body and mind were feeling terribly worn and almost too broken. Those fears weren't exactly unwarranted when it turned out to be the hardest 9 miles I've ever run. By the grace of God, it also turned out to be the most beautiful 9 miles I've ever run as I wound through trails, a bit of the city and finally ended along a gorgeous stretch of beach. Even so, my body screamed, "I can't do this anymore!" But there were nine little girls' faces on a button pinned to my tank that told me otherwise. I drew upon their bravery and strength and finished my teary 35 miles for them. #Ragnar4Rett #RettSyndrome #icandohardthings 7d
  •   elisewallace Soul runner. You are amazing! 6d
  •   shelovesbooks81 I'm all choked up over this. You are so strong, so beautiful! Well done. 6d
  •   lalew12 Unbelievable @thisiscarrie !! Whoever had rose canyon trails had a brutal section at that stage of ragnar- I was sparkled out on my run there but must've kept missing you! Amazing job 6d
  •   spirit4fun I was on the last nine with you. It was hard in the most brutal sense of the word. In fact, reading your rendition made me a little misty...warriors 6d
  •   ali.brians.girl You amazing me! 6d
  •   jennacard You are amazing!!! 6d
  •   runningmommy88 You are absolutely amazing! 6d

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thisiscarrie 2 night legs down and one to go. I was thinking about my girls with #RettSyndrome to pull me through those last miles...and also this pop tart...because my stomach was growling. #Ragnar4Rett #RagnarSoCal #TeamSparkle 1w

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thisiscarrie Crashing a campfire at Doheny Beach. Gotta stay warm! #RagnarSoCal #innerwild #TeamSparkle #onlyatragnar @ragnarrelay 1w

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thisiscarrie Every #RagnarSoCal team needs a donut sponsor. Look for our flower power van at the transitions to make a donation for a donut to help cure #RettSyndrome. These are not just any donuts, they are the best donuts in Southern California. #samoadonuts #dksdonutsoforange #Ragnar4Rett 1w

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thisiscarrie I finished my 9 mile "very hard" leg for Hayln, Ava, Caroline, Ella, Leah, Amber, Izzie, Jenna and Bree with a smile on my face...all because I kept on repeating what I'll call my #Ragnar4Rett Prayer: God give me the strength to run faster than I'm able and the courage to run longer than I'm trained because this race is not for me. This race is for them. #RettSyndrome #TeamSparkle #RagnarSoCal 1w

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thisiscarrie We're racking up #roadkills4rett at #RagnarSoCal. For every team we pass on the course @sparkleathletic will donate $5 to @gp2c for Rett Syndrome research! #ragnar4rett 1w

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thisiscarrie Ultra #TeamSparkle is on the course! We're running 182 miles for 182 girls with Rett Syndrome. We're running because they can't but with more funding and research, someday they will! #ragnar4rett #RagnarSoCal #gp2c 1w

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thisiscarrie We are ready to do this!! #ragnarvan #innerwild #Repost @caseyruns with @repostapp. @ragnarrelay ・・・
The #RagnarSoCal #TeamSparkle van is decorated and ready to run 182 miles for #GP2C with @carleemcdot @thisiscarrie @afoley09 @kgriff_run @elisewallace 1w

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thisiscarrie Getting to meet Josie in person was one of the best parts of last year's #Teamsparkle #ragnar4rett. Mile 28 was for her. Starting tomorrow morning, I'll be running 34 miles for 34 more girls with #RettSyndrome. Last year we raised $30,000 for @gp2c and Rett Syndrome research. With your help, we can do even better for these girls this year. Donate at link in profile. Every little bit helps gets these girls closer to #running for themselves. #tbt @ragnarrelay #ragnarSocal 1w
  •   rebgred Yes! This is wonderful. I hope to see you tomorrow; I have a gift for the girls. 1w
  •   suzynewhouse THANK YOU!!!! My daughter is mile 24. 1w

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thisiscarrie #runningselfie #Teamsparkle #ragnar4rett (it appears my kids are still chasing me too @mylifepace) 1w

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thisiscarrie Today was the kids' turn to run the #Teamsparkle Virtual 5K to help raise funds to cure #RettSyndrome. Tendonitis is keeping my oldest from running these days so she biked it with the littlest. It might be cheating, but it's cheating for a good cause! #gp2c #ragnar4rett You still have time to donate to this great cause! Link in profile 1w

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thisiscarrie Spontaneous family photo while on vacation means no coordinating outfits or brushed hair....or stress. 1w

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thisiscarrie So much delicious bread was made and consumed at last night's Honeybee Activity...and just enough bread was saved to use for this Sunday's Sacrament service. #activitydays #lds #IamtheBreadofLife 1w

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thisiscarrie First grade spelling bee. Out on "carry". It's tricky when your mom's name is "Carrie". 2w

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thisiscarrie Last week we spent a glorious "technology and screen free" week on the beach with family. So what do you do when you wake up at 6:45am and don't have tv to watch? You go for a walk on the beach barefoot in your pajamas. 2w
  •   speakmichelle Heaven. 2w
  •   jenbeth90 I would love to do that. Just avoiding the news for a week would make life rosy. Too much violence and other awful stories. The kids look like they're no worse for wear without technology. 2w
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  •   mylifepace That sounds amazing. 2w

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thisiscarrie "Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known." -Jeffery R Holland #BecauseHeLives #HappyEaster 2w

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