Good morning and welcome to week #39 of Fitness Friday.
As you read this I’m on a plane to Pensacola, Florida to run the Gulf Coast Half Marathon or I’ve arrived and visiting friends and family 🙂
In February I introduced the blogger team of 12 that would be running Ragnar Colorado in July. Then, we found out that Ragnar changed the race date and there was a date conflict with more than half the team. So we started working on finding a Plan B, another relay that would work for the original team. A lot of relay options but not one that would work for everyone.
Plan C. We’re on our way to Seattle!
We will be running a relay through the Seattle area, starting near the border of Canada and winding south, all the way down to Whidbey Island. We will run day and night, through 190 miles of stunning Washington scenery. Starting in the border town of Blaine, your team will head south through farm country and along the coast, ultimately crossing over Deception Pass and onto the coastline of Whidbey Island and finishing on the southern tip of Whidbey Island in Langley.
So the race was the first thing to change. Next? The team. With the disappointing circumstances that prevented us from keeping the original team together came a new challenge. We decided to run Ragnar Northwest Passage as an ultra team (6 people)! Yikes!
6 People, 24 Hours and 190 Miles
Team Captain, Jill H. @ Run for the Hills
Ashley (2nd from the left) @ Redonk Runner
Julia @ Pain, Pride and Perseverance
Rachelle @ Running for Trevor
Lisa @ Because I Can
So excited to meet these ladies and to take on the challenge of an ultra team and 190 miles! A lot of excitement with the occasional “what was I thinking?”
Would you consider joining a team of 12 to run a relay? How about a team of 6? Any words of wisdom or advice to share?