Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Ragnar Relay New England
The Course Details
194.9 miles -- Leaving from Lighthouse Point: New Haven, Connecticut and arriving into Harvard Stadium: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Our team of 12 -- named "Jen's Wonder Women" met at 5:45 am on Friday Sept 11. We packed up the suburbans and drove to the starting line.
We ran the race in honor of our friend, Jennifer, who is running her own race against breast cancer right now.
At 8:00 am with cloudy skies and 54 degrees, runner #1-- Krista took off.
There were 36 legs of the race with each person running 3 of them.
Our last runner arrived into Harvard Stadium at 4:00 pm on Saturday, Sept 12.
Here are some pictures and captions that tell some more of the rest of the story covering the time in between.
Now while this tells a lot about it -- there is more
the getting lost, the getting found, the things you eat, the reactions to the things you eat, the rain, the runner's diareah suffered by some, the car sickness, the pitch blackness, the headlamps, the potty breaks, the hunger, the fatigue, the exhaustion, the tiredness, the friendships made, the fun, the pain, the conversation, the watching everyone dig deep for one last run, the taking one for the team, the swapping of legs for someone who needed it, the going the extra mile (in this case literally), the cheering, the support, the teamwork, the comraderie, the months of training, the voice inside everyone's head telling them to keep running, the prayers said and answered, the cars that start, the joy of the finish, the vow while doing it that you will never do this again, and the realization while typing this that you probably would.