Friday, June 14, 2013

Ragnar Repeats, Oh My!

I don't know how this Rock 40 party can get any sweeter... well it just did since I have WON a spot on the Sarah Shea Ragnar Relay Team in Washington DC this October!! If you are not familiar with Sarah Shea and Dimity McDowell, you are missing out on a lot of laughs, some tears and a whole lot of motivation. They are the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother, bloggers and podcast producers for Another Mother Runner and write for numerous publications including Runners World.
They have a facebook tribe of more than 30,000 and that is originally how I found them.

This year they ran a contest giving away 24 spots on their relay teams for Ragnar. Ragnar is a 196 mile relay race = two days. All I had to do was submit some form of entry to convince them to pick me for their team. After much thought and a few hours behind the screen I came up with my submission.

Winning is a thrill and I am excited for this adventure. I admit, that I dislike traveling and sitting...okay I detest it with a passion. But this is one experience I gotta have. There will not be another chance at this. Below is my submission that I based my "Finding Strong" comp on afterwards.

How strong am I? 20 Ragnar Repeats currently strong!

When I pleaded the importance of this race to my husband he changed his own mindset from, "you're nuts!" to getting it. Yep, love that man. I will be with 24 women that I already have a lot in common with, yet are strangers...and will obviously get to know them. That is my kind of event. Life is for living.

All I can add is that my little running hobby is taking me places and I intend to soak up every moment and opportunity. Find your Focused Drive and floor it.