Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.

Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.

We’re running the Ragnar Relay this May. It is 178 miles — Woodstock to the Bronx — and we are running it with 10 other people from our ward. It’s going to be awesome.

Except that we have to start training now. And it is cold. And the days are short. And we only have a single jogging stroller — not that Oliver is big enough to sit in a stroller yet anyway.

What that means is that I have to start waking up at 6:00 in the morning so I can go for a run in the early daylight before Micah goes to work. I prefer my mornings to start quite a bit later than that, but I also prefer 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and that’s not going to happen any time soon.

8 thoughts on “Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.

  1. Good luck! I totally want to run that here in Utah sometime but I haven't gotten to it quite yet. You'll have so much fun! Good luck with the early morning running. I've gotten into exercising in the morning now too, but I haven't quite forced myself out of my warm house to do it yet that early. It's so cold then and my body is so slow and just wants to be in bed!

  2. Wow! I am excited for you guys! I should pretend that I'm running it too and start training with you- that's so early to be running in the morning!! Good for you! One day the four of us should run one somewhere like Seattle (I'm quite sure they have one somewhere in Washington) because that would be wicked awesome!! Seriously, good luck. Not that I think you need it. Ü You'll be just fine!

  3. Wow, that's an intense relay! Good luck with training and everything! To add to Becca's comment, while I'm not a runner, I have friends who used to run in races in Seattle, and I can't think of a more gorgeous place with a good climate to run! ;0)

    BTW, I was wondering who won the friendly competition between your friend's video with the dog and your video with Simon and his blocks. Just curious. :0)

  4. Good luck! I just started swimming at 5:30 am so that I could be back to watch the PUPPY before Chris had to get ready for work. I applaud you, as your hands are definitely a lot more full!

  5. good luck you guys. after that race i went home and locked myself in the bathroom for a few hours, and erik couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. i seriously never wanted to run again.
    but you'll be fine since you have all 12 people, and if you get the big vans. i was in a prius :(. i'm sure it will be more organized this year. one of our girls ran for 5 miles in the wrong direction in the middle of the night (no signs sometimes), and it took us an hour to find her. get someone to bike with you at night or follow along in the car just in case!!!

  6. So far, so good. I got up early the past 4 days and had some good runs. I decided yesterday morning that today was going to be a rest day since my calves were feeling like they needed a break, and I'm glad I did because it was 19 degrees when I would have been out there and by the time I actually did get up it had dropped to 18. I would have frozen.

    Thanks for the warnings, Carrie. I also hope it is organized better this year. And I thought you were required to have a van, or they wouldn't let you run. Being in a Prius sounds like misery.

  7. You crazy people! I hope this thing is a relay, with the van mentioned and all, I would assume, but you know what they say about assuming anything.

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