Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pinch me?!

After getting an unexpected invitation, I'm in Boston, and am going to participate in my first Ragnar relay: Ragnar Cape Cod!

It's been a few years since I've been here, and the last time I came (the only other time), was for my second marathon in 2011.

I didn't expect to come back to Boston for running again, but
the opportunity was too good to say no to! (Unless my husband objected.. but, thankfully he knows me and how excited I am for a chance to travel and run someplace different.)

While the trails and backroads of home have a lot to offer, I will enjoy meeting some new friends and seeing some new sights. I've been to Boston proper, but never to the end of Cape Cod, which is where the relay finishes. 

The views are supposed to be stunning.. And the weather is looking good!

Tomorrow is the kickoff party, held at Reebok headquarters.

To be honest, I haven't worn a Reebok shoe since the year  "flash dance" came out. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of road and trail shoes Reebok makes these days, not to mention apparel!

I've got no idea about who else is on my team, just that it is a Reebok team, and I'm in a van with other women.

Also, I'm not sure what to expect from my relay game, since I ran 24 miles on trails Sunday and climbed 10k feet last week during my 50k training peak. No time like a relay to do a little speedwork.

You can be sure I left my kids in good hands, and I'm very appreciative of my in laws, husband and parents all doing extra "boy time" while I go run my heart out.

Here's to flying by the seat of your pants!

Cheers!!

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Do you travel to races?
Have you ever ran in a Ragnar relay? Tell me what I should expect?!

22 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing Raina!! Have fun! So great for you to be able to get away for a bit. :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I'm going to have a great time here.

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  2. How cool!!!! Have so much fun Raina!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Wish you were here.

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  3. This is fantastic! I want to hear more about this!! When you return and after your super crazy Nut race, let's meet up and run?! And you can fill me in on all of this. Have fun!

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    1. Yes!! Let's meet up for a run on MRT when I get back!

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  4. So awesome!!! I loved going to Boston! How exciting to get to run through Cape Cod! Can't wait to see your pics! Enjoy! ❤️

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    1. Boston is a great city! I'll be sure and post some photos :))

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  5. How exciting, Raina! I can't imagine running on tired legs from the 24 miler... you're amazing!

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    1. Hi Laura!! This weeks been pretty easy so I think they'll be OK. Plus it's pretty warm here right now, so I may not go balls to the wall ! Great to hear from you !!

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  6. Sounds like a great time, enjoy!

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  7. What a cool opportunity!! I hope you have a fantastic time.
    The shoes I am currently the roads in is a Reebok, the Z print :) I, like you, had not been in one in ages, but I had to think outside of the box after my last injury. This shoe has no seams and a nice still sole and is lower drop. I think you may find Reebok has some really nice options now :)

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    1. That is great to hear, Karen! I think I saw those today at headquarters. Sounds like a great fit for your return to running!

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  8. Welcome to my home!!!!!! I've run Ragnar CC two years now! The views are stunning especially as you get to the National Seashore! Have a great time!!! Pointer from this Cape girl...be sure to bring lots of layers...It's warm inland and during the day and then the sea breeze kicks in and is chilly!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for that tip Nancy! It's beautiful warm weather here right now, but I'm sure you're right about on the shore, and at night. Glad I have lots to keep me warm !

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  9. Well that's unexpected and fun! Enjoy the trip!

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    1. Thanks Gracie! I'm having a great time so far! Running tomorrow.. :)

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  10. Exciting! Nice job decorating the van :)
    I enjoy travelling to races, especially when you can combine it with a small holiday, racing early in the stay then relaxing.

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    1. Haha! Thanks Ewen! You must be speaking of my Twitter photo? That one was from a different team at reebok. But we were all decorating with the same supplies in the parking lot. It was a lot of fun to watch people's creativity coming out !

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  11. How cool! Hope you're having a blast!!

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    1. Thank you Kate!! It's a lot of fun so far :)

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