Have you ever done something and thought to yourself: “This is what I was meant to do!”
Yes, that’s how I felt about Ragnar. It played to all of my strengths. I mean, I’m not fast (and seem to be getting slower, sigh) and I don’t really enjoy running longer than 10-12 miles at a time.
But I can run frequently and I need very little sleep.
Even after running 5 half marathons in five days x 2, I was shocked at how good I felt on each run. My body never said to me: “Wait, didn’t we run just a few hours ago?” Nope, each time I went out to run, I was met by legs that felt fresh and ready to go. And each leg I got faster, much like when I do the multiple half marathons in a row.
I think I’ve found my super power. Now if only my budget and my “me time” allowed for me to run all the Ragnars in a year…
As a final wrap up, here are the finish pictures of our team. Between when I finished my run and the finish line at National Harbor, my awesome team rocked their runs despite hills, pouring rain, and a couple of missing signs. I’m so impressed by each and every runner on my team!
Want to read about the rest of my experience? Here you go: Leg 1, Leg 2, Leg 3, and things I learned. If you search my blog for Ragnar, you’ll find lots of packing tips and products and foods that helped me get through.
38 thoughts on “Ragnar DC Wrap Up”
I love your first sentence.
THATS WHAT IM SEARCHING FOR.
so glad for you that youve found it.
That’s what I’m searching for too! That one thing I fel like I was born to do. Sometimes I feel that way about running, and sometimes I don’t. I want to feel that way 24/7 about something and let it be the reason why i live.
I really did love it. Too bad it can’t be my life’s work LOL.
It was awesome indeed.
You sound like you are now a full blooded Ragnarian!! Glad you enjoyed it. Ragnar is definitely one of those love it or leave it experiences.
Yep, definitely a love it person here.
So cool, Ragnar is definitely on my bucket list!
You should definitely do one.
i love this post because your unabashed love of ragnar just shines through. it’s so great to find something that really plays to your strengths!
Yeah, I pretty much drank the koolaid. Too bad I have things like kids and a job to prevent me from jumping in a van everytime Ragnar has a race…
You are amazing! What a great superpower to have- Ragnar really is an amazing experience!
It really was!
I feel the same way! We have some great legs don’t we?
Quick recovery is a godsend for things like that.
Ragnar is on my bucket list. They do one every year from Chattanooga (my hometown) to Nashville (one of my fave cities). One of these days I’m going to get a team together and do it 🙂
Fun! It’s great to be local too because you see a lot of people you know.
That looks like so much fun! I really want to run one one day… maybe next year… have you seen the one in Napa?!
Napa is supposed to be awesome.
It really sounds like Ragnar was the highlight of your year. I hope you get to do it again.
It definitely was right up there with the five half marathons in five days.
I love this! I’ve always wanted to try a relay, but I’m not so good at the lack of sleep part.
Yeah, I’m lucky that’s one of my strengths. I have my now almost 13 year old for helping me develop that skill when he was a baby.
Yay! So glad you had a good time. Your team looks fun!
Thanks! It was a great group.
Great job! Before blogging I had no idea what Ragnar was and now … it’s def on my bucket list! Seems like a blast!
So.much.fun. Wish I’d known about them when I was young and kid-free…
SO MUCH FUN! Ragnar is so much fun… it also teaches you to dig deep when you are hungry, tired, sore and just plain exhausted. You are able to do and run further than you thought. Great job!
I was lucky to never experience sore, but I was definitely exhausted at the end.
This is awesome and I am so impressed! I was watching posts on Ragnar go up left and right and was like “clearly I did not get the memo”. Congrats to you and your team.
Thanks! It really was an awesome team.
I love this and I feel very much the same way. I’m not sure if it’s my superpower but I definitely loved the experience of running a relay and felt great on my runs. Hmmmm, which one are you doing next? 😉
Cape Cod, Chicago, and So Cal top my list…
Fun! I LOVE Ragnar races! They’re so fun! There are no Ragnars in Canada (yet) so I have been having a hard time convincing my friends to drive to the Adirondacks to do one with me. There’s a 100k team relay race next September nearby so I hope to get my friends feet wet there.
Adirondacks would be pretty cool! Is the 100k relay a daytime event?
Sounds like you had an amazing time! I love Ragnar and would love to do another. That pesky budget though…
Awesome recaps of an awesome experience!
I loved Ragnar too, I wish I could travel all over the country and just do them! And LOVED the magnet you guys made!
I love relays. They take a solitary event and turn it into a team thing that goes on and on. SO FUN! I wish I could do more than one a year!