Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Fitness Friday || 12 People, 24 Hours and 187.5 Miles

Ragnar Colorado – July 27-28 – Aspen to Vail to Breckenridge

At some point last year I decided that one of my goals for 2012 would be to run an ultra relay. Actually I made it a goal when I saw Hood to Coast in 09 or 10. I just hadn’t decided when. Then, when finding a group of 11 other people to commit to the same goal seemed impossible I’d pretty much given up on the idea. Until I received this as part of an email…

Jill was our first alternate…so as long as you are still interested Jill…you are in! Welcome!


No way! I had to reread it just to make sure I read it right :) So my ultra relay goal for 2012 is on!

Meet the team. A group of amazing and inspiring women who have at least 2 things in common. Running and blogging! I’m looking forward to getting to know them all.

Van One

Runner 1- Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
Runner 2- Danielle @ Happy, Healthy, & Strong
Runner 3- Lisa @ Because I Can
Runner 4- Jill @ Run for the Hills
Runner 5- Lauren @ A Duck on the Run
Runner 6- Amanda @ Run to the Finish 

Van Two

Runner 7- Julia, our captain, @ Pain, Pride, Perserverance
Runner 8- Rachelle @ Running for Trevor
Runner 9- Ashley U @ Ash & Diz
Runner 10- Ashley R @ Redonk runner
Runner 11- ME!! @ Fitness, Health, and Happiness
Runner 12- Kara @ Mile High Maven

That’s me…runner #11. Kinda freaks me out! What does it look like to be runner #11?

Leg 1

Leg 2


Leg 3

I still find myself thinking that it’s unbelievable that this is happening along with thinking of a million and one questions. What do I pack? What will be wear? How in the world do I train for this and 12  half marathons? As I figure it all out and move closer to July I’m sure you’re going to see more Ragnar blogging :)

Have you ever (or would you consider) running an ultra relay? If you have, do you have any words of wisdom or advice you’d like to give me? 

Now the link up!