Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank you, Sir. May I have another?

If you've never heard of the Ragnar Relay Series then go here . Last weekend I had the opportunity to be part of a running team in the first ever Napa Valley Ragnar. San Francisco to Calistoga. 186 miles!! I absolutely loved it.

Highlights from the race.....

Sharing Van 1 with these people

(Caroline, Arnell, Me, Melinda, Mark, "Sanchez")

Finishing the race together as a team of 12

Running into friends on another team and getting to visit with them throughout the race.

No picture of Debbie but had fun texting with her and sharing hugs at every exchange!!

Running through beautiful areas

Having a "slumber party" in the hotel room.

(I forgot my camera but would have loved a picture of Brandon sleeping on the window seat and "Sanchez" sleeping under a table.)

One of the slogans of the Ragnar Series is "Run. Drive. Rest? Repeat"


I was lucky runner #1 which means I got to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. Also, 2 of my 3 runs were early, early in the morning. Downside? Having to run with a reflective vest, headlamp, and "taillight". Upside? Only having to run one of my legs in the heat of the day!


Decorating your ride is a must in Ragnar. Our team name was "Thrill of Victory... Agony of Da' Feet". It was fun to see how creative peoople got with their team names and their vans.


Don't be fooled by our casual cuddling. Rest was a hard thing to do. I personally found this part harder than the running.


Yes, I will definitely repeat!! Call me crazy, but I think I'm addicted!!


Stefani said...

Oh man! I truly missed out. SOOO much fun!

Lydia said...

You are so cute in your reflective gear! Sounds like fun ...not the running, but the hanging out part!

debbie said...

it was so good to see you at the end of each leg. miss you!!!!

marie said...

Awesome Tiffiny. A bunch of Temecula people ran that race, they LOVE Ragnar. Hey about the popcorn, maybe bake it for less time. I use air popped corn, and I use 3 baking sheets(cookie sheets) and rotate them midway. 200 is very low so I am not sure why yours would brown. Did you use a candy thermometer? You should. It's the only way to be accurate so your caramel isn't overly done.

Mamarazzi said...

Loved every minute of it and so did my hubby "Sanchez"...so funny.

Thanks for being such great cheerleaders and for making the race such a fun event for everyone in Van 1...

next year, i will drive and Brandon can run...cuz um...well, i am NOT running, but i want the FUN of being in the van!