Ragnar Relay Adirondacks: Preview

Team Maids of Dishonor will be at the starting line of Ragnar Adirondacks in THREE DAYS.

See how official we are? We have our own logo. NBD.

That means I get to start packing. I get to start carb-loading (maybe?). I get to start jumping around the house in excitement. Oh wait, I’ve been doing that for like, two months now.

The extent of my relay experience is running the 4X800 or Distance Medley relay in high school track. Those were some of my favorite events…therefore a 200 mile relay through mountainous upstate New York can only be that much better, right? Same thing. Just a tad bit longer. And prettier.

Upstate New York in the Fall is lovely! And hilly…yikes.

So if you’re wondering, no I’m not running 200 miles myself. (One of my friends responded with “200 miles, what are you, Forrest Gump?” I was dying laughing.)

I’m running three separate legs. (There are 36 legs total and 8 girls on our team: Lora, Ashley, Erin, Laura, Dayna, Annie, Susan and myself. And I must say, they are all pretty dang AMAZING!) After we run, we get back in the van and continue on to different checkpoints, all the while cheering for the next runner. And being fun. And taking millions of photos. And hopefully making a fabulous video.


P.S. Do you live in between Saratoga and Lake Placid? Can you bring me pumpkin bread and a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee? Thanks in advance…

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have I mentioned that this is a bachelorette style relay? Meaning that our girl Lora is getting married in a few short weeks and this is how we chose to celebrate. Nevermind that I’ve only known Lora for a few months. We have pretty much everything in common and I’m so pumped to celebrate with her while doing one of my (and her…and everyone else’s) favorite things: running. There may or may not be tutus involved.

We also have some pretty sweet sponsors who are making #RagnarADK possible for our team.

Running Skirts, Bondi Band, Injinji, Under Armour and PRO Compression are outfitting us. We will probably win some sort of award for being the best dressed and best compressed team. Obviously.

A girl’s gotta eat, so I have to give another big thanks to Gu, (Jet Blackberry anyone?) Chobani and Cheribundi. Antioxidant and energy and protein goodness. Yes please.

And ShowerPill. Seriously, thank you ShowerPill for saving the day. Pretty necessary seeing as we’ll be running and sitting in cars for over 24 hours. With no showers. Yikes.

So, no, I don’t really know what I’m doing. I didn’t do anything crazy to train for this. And I don’t even know what city to use to check the weather. But I’m doing it. FINALLY doing it.

For a more comprehensive hilarious view of what exactly a Ragnar Relay is, I bring you my favorite video made by a team:

The costumes crack me up!

Have you ever run a relay? Or run at 3AM? (How am I going to do that!?)

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  1. September 25, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    I am SO excited. Scared and will probably pee my pants, but EXCITED!

  2. September 27, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    That looks amazing!!!!!!! Wow! I love your team logo!

    • September 27, 2012 / 6:15 pm


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