ragnar nation

by @according2kelly on April 20, 2012

so-cal-ragnar-relayit’s dark outside, but the birds are chirping. they know that today is a big day.

like me, i’m guessing they could hardly sleep?!

i was up past one, & wide awake at 5am. which is silly, because more than likely i’ll get little to no sleep in the next 36 hours (but at least i was able to get an extra little carbo loading done).

why you ask? well, because i’m racing today, & tonight & all day tomorrow too…

yep! i’m joing the “ragnar nation.” me & 5 of my soon-to-best-will-know-EVERYTHING-about-me-after-spending-36-hours-in-a-van-together friends (including carrie & elise – my usual cohorts in crime), 1 full-time driver, & 1 full-time photographer/ social media rock star are going to be running 200 miles (leap frog style) all the way from huntington beach to san deigo (via the inland empire).

with just six runners, that means we are running approximately 33 miles each in just over a day. (i’m actually responsible for 40!) yikes! hopefully i’m prepared.

i’ve been hydrating day & night for nearly a week (it’s supposed to be HOT), the last couple of nights i’ve been sleeping in my recovery compression tights to make sure my legs fresh (sexy huh?), & last night i carbo loaded (which is always my favorite part of racing).

if you’re feeling a wee bit envious of my upcoming adventure, feel free to follow along. we will be posting updates to the team sparkle face book page, or you can follow us on twitter: @runTeamSparkle, @according2kelly, @thisiscarrie, @cupcakeactivist, & @tamrabbit.

wish us luck!

10 comments
Ara
Ara

After reading your recap of RagnarSoCal & reading all of your tweets during the race, I get more & more excited to run RagnarWB (Ragnar Wasatch Back). Plus, your team sounds SO fun. One day I want to race with you. One day!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

I'm jealous you get to run Wasatch Back! I'd love to run that one! & I'd LOVE to race with you! Let's make it happen!

Ara
Ara

It was so fun following you guys on Twitter while you ran #RagnarSoCal! I'm so jealous that you got to do it. That is definitely one Ragnar I want to do. Sounds like it was a ton of fun.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

yay!!!!! I've only done the SoCal Ragnar - but, I have to say it's the BEST!

Lauren
Lauren

Hope it went well for you!!!! I caught some of the updates on Twitter. A relay has definitely made my running bucket list. And I have you lovely ladies from Team Sparkle to thank for that =)

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

you HAVE to do a ragnar race! they are a life-changing experience!

Kristen
Kristen

I saw the team sparkle van and thought "I wonder if the blogger I read is running with them" (didn't read this post until today). An ultra team is super hard, nice work! Thought you'd like to know... I read about the race a few years ago and thought it'd be too hard. But then I read about it on your blog and decided to give it a shot! Now I've finished 2 ragnars (SoCal this year and last). This year we had 2 teams because everyone from last year told their friends... we'll probably have more teams next year. It was all sparked by your blog!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

yay!!!!! i wish we could have met - that would have been awesome! did you have a great time?!

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