Have you ever heard of Ragnar? I had heard bits and pieces about it and knew it involved running, and vans, and a relay of some sort. But really, I had no idea what was involved when a brand new Boston friend when she invited me to join her team.
Chad, being the researcher of the two of us started filling me in on what I had gotten myself into. "You realize you will be running overnight? This is going to take you two days." Oh well. I want to be a runner and I realize if I never signed up to run in a race, I would never get passed the pain of the first mile.
I trained and prepped and had a blast. The cape was beautiful. I made some awesome new friends. I also learned that I should train a bit more next time. That last leg was brutal. Let's just say there were some tears involved. Next time at least I know it will hurt during the third leg. Deal with it.
|My first run. I have to cross this bridge.|
|The view from the top of the bridge|
|The night run. Cool vest.|
My night run was pretty scary. I had to run on a trail through the woods without van support. I think I probably should have been more scared than I was. But I knew my van was looking out for me. They even found the part where I had to run through the scary tunnel and ran through it with me.
|Eleven of us waiting to cheer in Tara Saturday morning.|
|The ladies of van 2 halfway through the last leg. We were pretty awesome|
|My last leg. I liked these cottages that were all named after flowers.|
|Last mile of the whole race. I was runner 12.|
Definitely doing this again next year. I'm planning to run a half marathon in September.
I guess I may have caught the runners bug. Or at least realized I need
some motivation to run beyond doing it to try and stay in shape.
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