I was somehow talked into joining a team of 12 girls to run the Ragnar Relay this year. It went from Huntington Beach to San Diego. As I trained I quickly realized how hard it was to push myself. It took me about a month and a half to finally push past 1.3 miles. I'm not a natural runner and have always had a hard time talking myself into pushing my body farther. I was SOO nervous for this race. I complained the whole time and wish I didn't, because after the race was over I realized how great it felt to accomplish something that was so difficult. Each person ran 3 legs each, mine totaled 14.1 miles.
The two vans were so great at cheering everyone on, this was what kept me from not walking some of the legs.
We were able to sleep for about 3 hours all together and I felt like a zombie.
Above is before my night run, and below is after. I was so pumped after I finished my 4 mile run. This run had a few hills but it was the perfect settings and I so enjoyed running at night.
This is the finish line! After I finished I was so surprised at how I felt. I loved the Ragnar and would totally do it again. It's the best feeling to finish the race and see how hard you can push yourself.