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1/28/14

Ragnar or Bust!

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday so far! We are dealing with the Polar Vortex and the temperature is currently -2 degrees! Side note: when the temperature reaches 20 degrees my thought is "Oh it is warm, no jacket needed". I would just like to know when I became a Midwesterner? I am a Texas girl through and through but I am now apparently a polar bear! 

I am preparing to head to Miami this Friday to run in the Miami Half Marathon! I will say I am trying to stay positive but my legs are not 100% ready. I had a great few weeks then the snow started getting to me. I am in a running funk but will not let that ruin a fun weekend with my mom! The plan is to stick with the 3:30 pace group and go with how I feel. The humidity is going to be 99% and my little body has been adjusting to freezing temperatures. Playing it safe and going to have a blast!!

I am excited to announce that I have joined a team to run Ragnar: Northwest Passage!


The race will be start from the Canadian Border all the way to Langley, Washington! I am trusty Runner 12 which means I will get to finish the final leg of the race! Training started yesterday, which will include tons of strength and hill training! 

Don't forget to check out the Running with Soul featured runner Kelsey! She is such a positive and fearless runner! 

Have you ever participated in an overnight relay race?

Any advice? I need all the help I can get! 

Happy Running! 

15 comments:

  1. I want to join a Ragnar team this year! If you hear of anyone looking for a runner send them my way :)

    Good luck this weekend and enjoy the run!

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    1. Hi Jill!

      Will do! I went to the event page of the Ragnar I could do: https://www.facebook.com/events/620267281358108/.

      I will keep my ears open though!

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    2. Hey Jill! If you're serious, my trail running club is putting teams together to run the Ragnar Trail Series in the Texas Hill Country in October - I can get you more info if you want - that goes for anyone else too!

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  3. I think a lot of people are in a kind of running funk lately due to the cold. You are definitely not alone! Have fun this weekend and good luck in your half!

    tara @ tara goes streaking

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    1. Thanks Tara! Glad I am not the only one! BTW I love your blog and your streaking stats! I need to set something like that up!

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  4. Enjoy your trip to Miami! I am heading there next Wednesday to do the Ragnar Relay Florida Keys next weekend. I've done three Ragnars (two in Pennsylvania, one in Ontario/Niagara Falls) and they are always such a great time. Don't be afraid to go all out with decorations or costumes! I've also learned that you need to take a lot of things in stride, which my type-A personality struggles with. Don't expect to get a lot of sleep, and showering is also hard to come by. I became a pro at the restroom refresh - a ShowerPill plus a quick rinse of the hair in the sink will go a long way!

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    1. Thanks Kim! Good luck in Florida! You are a Ragnar expert then. I am planning to enjoy every minute of it and try to let go of my sometimes overbearing Type A personality. Thanks for the refresh tip! I am going to definitely pack some ShowerPills then. :-) Loving your blog and recaps, will be stalking you now to hear how Florida goes!

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  5. I think Ragnar races sound so fun, but I haven't participated in one (yet!). That's awesome that you get to be the finisher! :)

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am so nervous and excited! Such a big year just hoping to stay healthy!

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  6. I am so ready for the half on Sunday! My knee has been bothering so I'm hoping it doesn't act up, but I'm looking forward to getting the 2014 racing season started. I'm doing Ragnar next weekend, Miami to Key West. It's all going to be fun!

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  7. I'd love to do Ragnar! Sounds like so much fun. Not sure it'll happen this year, but def. next year! Have fun in Miami :)

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  8. Yay for Ragnar! Is this your first one? I've done 3 now and was able to be Runner 12 once, so you're in for a treat! I can't wait to read all about it, I'm so jealous for you!

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  9. I'm very jealous. I have been wanting to do the Southern Cal Ragnar the past few years. They run right by my house. Just no team. :S Good luck!

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    1. Amy - I have a team from So Cal looking for runners! If you go to the Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/551010911624124/?ref=5 . Then scroll down and look for Allison Marie! She can give you more information if you are really interested! Hope it works out!

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