Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ragnar, Baby!

I am bursting with excitement. And nervous-ment. But mostly excitement. I was invited to join my first ever relay team, for Ragnar Northwest Passage! My friend's employer (well, now former employer, since she has a new job) puts together a team each year and someone dropped out and so she kindly thought of me and offered me the spot. Hooray!

It feels like this is such a big opportunity, but I have to say, I am a wee bit nervous my legs will not be happy with me. Right now I can't run more than one day in a row, so to run three times in less than 36 hours? Well, my legs might revolt against me. My extremities are just going to have to suck it up, though, because I am running Ragnar, baby

I am running legs 2, 14 and 26 of the race with a total of just under 14 miles. Very glad my longest leg is the first one! It's going to be a serious trial-by-fire sort of situation because I won't have practiced running more than once in a day, running in the dark, running in heat (if we have some, which is likely) . . . . but I am not too worried. The worst that is going to happen is that I will have to walk a bunch of legs 2 and 3 because I wrecked my legs on the first leg. Sheesh, a lot of different use of the word "legs" on this here blog tonight!

If you don't know what Ragnar is, then watch this video! 

I've secured a reflective vest from my friend, have a new pair of shoes on order from Zappos, "the stick" on order from Amazon, and will start gathering supplies and shopping later this week. Oh, and cowbells. I've got cowbells! My team isn't in to fancy themes or dressing up or anything, but my friend and I want to paint the van windows. I need paint! 

Have you ever run a relay race? Any suggestions for me? Are you running Ragnar NWP?


  1. You are going to have the time of your life! I've been runner #2 twice and it is so nice to have the long run out of the way have some great runs to look forward to. Hope to see your team out on the course! I'm running #3/4 on an ultra team!

  2. do you read runs for cookies blog? She recently posted a ragnar faq post and has written a lot about the ones she has ran other times too. :)


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