eat. blog. run.

by @according2kelly on September 14, 2010

when i said i would run another relay in a heartbeat, i was serious. literally one week after running the southern california ragnar relay, i packed my bags & headed north to join eleven other amazing ladies bloggers to run the relay.

prior to the relay, most of us were complete & total strangers to one another – at least in real life. however, virtually, is another story, all together. lead by our fearless leader, our captain my captain, marie of make and takes, a rock-star running roster was assembled that included: sherry & samantha of garza girls, heather of rookie moms, christine of boston mamas, linsey of sv moms group & me too you, meg of fox and bunny  and woodpecker stew, karianna of karianna spectrum, brenna of barefoot brenna, emmie of life behind the curve, carrie of this mama makes stuff. together we formed, most likely the absolutely very first: all woman, all blogger, sparkle skirt wearing, gmc acadia driving, 200 mile running relay team.

oh the stories i could tell you. the secrets i could spill. but what happened in the gmc acadia, stays in the gmc acadia. that being said, if you ever need someone “at your back,” these ladies are definitely the first you should call… when my previous relay’s injury, made it impossible for me to run more than 2.5 miles (stiff legged hobble & all, i still managed to run at a 10 minute pace), these ladies picked up the slack, 14.2 miles of slackitude that is.

12 running bloggers (wearing a rainbow of team sparkle skirts) + 200 miles (running from napa valley to the pacific ocean) + 36 hours (yes! we ran day & night) + 20ish u-turns + 47 bathroom stops + 2  gmc acadias + 1 night camping under the golden gate bridge + 1 to-die-for country inn & suites breakfast + literally 100s of compliment on our sparkle skirts = one incredible experience known as eat. blog. run.

p.s. want to re-live our ENTIRE eat. blog. run. experience? check our whrrl story HERE. watch us gear up, carb up, load up & run.

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9 comments
Karoline Dodds
Karoline Dodds

Yet another cool posting, I appreciate it. I've read more posts on here and I have to say it's pretty good. I'll be back.

Lee Waterman
Lee Waterman

Again, a cool post, Much appreciated. I wanted to say I just looked over your earlier posts around here and I have to say it's pretty good. Cudos.

sheena
sheena

You girls are so fun! I LOVE the sparkle skirts! I'm doing my 3rd Ragnar in just a few weeks...I have become addicted to relays! maybe I'll see you girls out there sometime:)

Stephanie
Stephanie

Oh ya! This looks like a total blast! I'm a runner myself, but I have yet to sign up for any type of relay race, mud run or whatever else they call them. Love the outfits ;)

allie
allie

That looks sooooo fun!!!

Karianna
Karianna

Sniff! It was such an incredible experience - your cheers meant the wrld to us (and other random runners, especially the dudes.) I can't wait until we so it again. (and stop it with words like "slack." you worked HARD and were vital to our team.)

Holly Hamann
Holly Hamann

Kelly - this looks like an amazing event! I want someone to organize an EatBlogRun event in Boulder just so I can get together and wear those SOCKS! Sounds like you had a blast and thanks for sharing the pics and stories.

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