As you read this I will be en route to start my 5th (or 6th since I can’t really remember) Ragnar Relay. Back in high school and college I ran the annual Wasatch Back Relay with some friends in Utah. Since that particular race happens in June, it was always a “fun” way to wrap up the school year. I put that in quotes because most people would 1) call that insane and 2) it really is somewhat of a 24 hour suffer-fest. My coworkers actually have started to just assume every PTO day I take or “vacation” is running related. So far this year they aren’t wrong.
Anyways, being a runner, I forgot what the pain was like and decided to do it again. This time around has been a bit more intense since I’m actually helping the captains get ready for the race and let’s just say the universe was very against us running. Between finding an additional 7 runners, runners dropping due to injury (total of 4 runners dropped), issues with driving insurance, and more injury, it’s been a fun time. I don’t start until later this afternoon and then I will embark on a total of 22 miles (9 + 3 + 9). Now if I don’t get kicked off the finish line (there’s a slight chance we may not make it based on timing…) it’ll be a grand success. I’ll have to check back in next week to let you know the result.
As for now, sit back and enjoy this week’s edition of Life of Late.