15 minutes to go!
For the East Coast/Central viewers I'm going to live blog here. I'll live tweet the West Coast because I can't watch this too much. :D I'll also respond to comments so if you have questions, ask away and I'll answer what I can.
Oh man... I do NOT get tired of seeing us in the opening credits. It's still surreal, after having watched so many seasons and envying the racers.
Korey and Tyler are the cutest, and also FAST, and Brodie and Kurt are super competitive and long legged. Tough competition.
And we begin with the Burnie running fast and me not keeping up. Story of my life. I need some extra inches on my calves.
This episode feels like it's moving so fast!
Fun fact: we ran to the catacombs. Everyone else was smart and took a taxi. It was like a mile in super heat.
Our reaction to a throwing target challenge was "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WITH THE FRISBEE BROS IN FRONT OF US?!"
Shout out to Tyler and Korey with the Title quote.
I'm with Tyler. I'm super jumpy with loud noises.
Burnie, you rimmed out? That's not what I heard.
We got lucky in the catacombs. As we were running around we heard singing and thought it was directing us... turns out it was just a tourist singing his heart out in the catacombs but it accidentally pointed us the right way.
Poor Erin. Two claustrophobia tasks in three legs.
YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT. I GOT 2 OF 3 TEJOS! I AM MIGHTY.
No way were we doing the bus detour. The Tejo one was further away (we think) and I'm not usually great at throwing at targets, but it sounded a lot more straightforward and less luck-based than the bus challenge.
When we got the clue we didn't know what mochilas were. I wanted them to be iced coffee drinks. It sounded like it!
Kurt's Spanish is SO good. I speak broken spanish and we all relied on him a lot.
Gosh, this bus challenge looks so stressful. We only heard about it from other racers but I'm so glad we didn't do it.
Zach got recognized everywhere. The magic of his vines really transcends language.
Blair is hilarious. She had the best time and worked a LOT of magic on the bus. They must have done that faster than anyone!
No one else was at Tejo with anyone else. Just models and Cole and Sheri.
I got lucky matching bags. I actually misinterpreted part of the clue. I was matching the bag pattern and colors, not the designer.
This was a pretty good challenge for me... I'm a runner, so hauling ass around Cartagena without my heavy backpack was easy. Much easier for me than the crew, probably. They must have hated me!
Not shown: Burnie shouting to me "ARE YOU CARBED UP?!" Korey thought that was hilarious.
Congrats to Brodie and Kurt for taking the leg. This was a great leg for them.
I don't know how Erin looked so good. When I sweat I just look oily and gross.
The Clevver girls have such a sunny outlook. I love it.
I WILL say, for this cast, these sorts of challenges where you interact with locals is great. No wallflowers.
OMG. Poor Rachel. We knew they had to go out again but not how it happened. That Suuuuuucks.
Not to brag or anything, but I think I nailed that roadblock. I did it in maybe 15 minutes.
Man, they REALLY like to slowmo our kisses.
I feel for Dana. If you're not a distance runner that would have been tough. The mochila stalls were all spaced blocks apart.
I didn't know Jess and Cole were working together! Jess is rad. I love her and Brittany.
Every time they show the designers I feel like an idiot that I didn't check mine.
There's a lot not shown on this episode! A double blind u-turn before the roadblock (no one used it so it would have been boring to show) and Cole got a penalty for taking too many bags, I think! But makes sense they don't show it if it didn't change their placement.
Smart of Scott and Erin to stop and get maps. I ran around like a crazy person.
I know a lot of race fans don't like different teams working together, but I love it. Maybe because I love my fellow racers.
Ok, we already checked in, but this is STRESSING ME OUT.
I enjoy how much Erin and Joslyn want to stay in this. And Blair and Scott have such a great relationship.
Oh no! I didn't know Zach and Rachel went to the wrong spot for the pit stop. That suuucks I think that's where we checked in last race?
Whewwwwww, what a close race to the end. I didn't know it was that close.
I know this is a race and it's competitive and everything, but it hurts to lose fellow racers. Everyone is so good and wants it so much.
Thanks everyone for joining me for the liveblog! I'll be live tweeting the west coast (didn't want to spoil them ahead of time!)