This weekend I completed my first Ragnar Relay. If you’re not familiar, it’s an event where a team of twelve runners covers a distance of around 200 miles by running non-stop, overnight relay style. I did the Madison to Chicago Ragnar but there are races all over the country (and a few new trail events, too!).
A bunch of my friends did it last year and raved about how much fun it was but I’m not going to lie- I was a little skeptical. Running three legs (ranging from 3 to 11 miles) over the course of about 36 hours, sleeping in a van, and no showering? I figured it would have it’s moments but I’d spend a lot of the time being cranky and tired.
No joke, people- this event is AWESOME. Yes, you’re tired and you smell bad (and your legs hurt like they never have before if you didn’t train…) but it’s such an amazing experience- you feel like such a team and it’s seriously kind of insane how accomplished you feel after covering so much ground.
If you’re a runner you should totally get a group of eleven crazy friends to try it out- you won’t regret it!
Photos: My van after we all finished running// vans lined up in WI near the lake at 6 am// trail on the IL/WI border// Jen and I piloting/co-piloting the van// our insane octopus of cell phone chargers
Hey friends- I know I have a lot of yogis within my tumblr network. I’m pretty serious about doing teacher training this fall but am not sure if I want to do it with my current studio. For those of you who are trained- what do you think is most important to consider when selecting a program? For those of you who do yoga in Chicago, is your studio awesome and do they have teacher training?
I stumbled upon this quote today and could not agree with it more. Over the past few months my life has changed so much- a best friend turned into a boyfriend, I went from a tiny one bedroom I shared with Lucy in the neighborhood I’ve lived in for four years to sharing a huge two bedroom in a new hood with my dude and two dogs (one of whom we adopted from Thailand!!!)… the list goes on and on.
And you know what? It is soooo much better. So, so, SO much better.