Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Did someone say ULTRA!?

FREAKING OUT verb {adverb}: to be or cause to be in a heightened emotional state, such as that of fear, anger, or excitement

Yep, that pretty much sums up how I am feeling right now! 

Just less than a year ago I ran Ragnar Northwest Passage, and no sooner than I finished I had ULTRA on my mind! Little did I know that that thought would become a reality! Tomorrow I will be heading to Utah to join 5 other ladies, as we take on Ragnar Wasatch Back as an ULTRA team {we will take on the 200 miles with 6 runners, instead of the usual 12}.  

To  say that I am FREAKING OUT would be an understatement; I am overflowing with FEAR and EXCITEMENT! I am so excited for the opportunity to meet 4 other phenomenal women {I already know one!}, and  the memories and friendships that will be formed! I can't wait for  the feeling of accomplishment when we cross the finish line as a team on Friday! I can't wait for the laughter, overcoming our fears, the beautiful sights of Utah, and really supporting and encouraging one another through this EPIC adventure! 

Without further adieu, its time to pull up my big girls panties and BRING IT:

There are several different ways to run an ULTRA relay: you can run 2 legs back to back, for a total of 3 longer legs each; you can run 6 legs; or I have heard of teams totally mixing things up and runners pick & choose which legs they want to run.  After going back and forth several times, due to altitude, some major climbs, and the  way the distances worked out {if we ran 2 back to back, someone would've had to run a 17 mile leg} we decided to run 6 legs each! I am running 2, which means I run legs 2, 8, 14, 20, 26 and 32.

LEG 1 {2} 7.7 miles VERY HARD

LEG 2 {8} 2.6 miles EASY

LEG 3 {14} 3.0 miles EASY

LEG 4 {20} 5.9 MODERATE

LEG 5 {26} 3.3 miles EASY

LEG 6 {32} 5.5 miles MODERATE

TOTAL: 28 miles

This is going to be EPIC, and you can't do EPIC alone! Joining me on the adventure are: Meghan, Lisa, Lisa, Bry, and Vieve! Make sure to follow us on twitter: #HighNUUN

Thanks Lisa of Simply Hat Love for keeping us in style over the miles

A huge thanks and shout to NUUN for inviting me to be apart of their team.

I will never forget the words my mom wrote in a card that she gave me before heading back to OR after dropping me off at college in CO: "Turn your fear and anxiety into excitement!"  That is just what I am going to do tomorrow...

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