Thursday, October 20, 2011

Am I ready for Ragnar?

I’ve had many non-running friends say to me, ‘What the heck is Ragnar?’  I explain that “It’s an {almost} 200 mile relay you complete with 11 other buddies.  You pretty much live out of a vehicle with others for about 36+ hours.  Sounds awesome, right?”  Then they look at me like I have three heads.  They don’t get it… but that’s alright. 

I’ve been really nervous about Ragnar for the past couple of months… pretty much since I was injured back on July 31st at the San Francisco Half Marathon.  Will my leg be healed enough to run?  I took 4-6 weeks off of running… which by the way, totally sucks!  When I finally was able to run again, I managed to get sick for two weeks with the flu and a sinus infection.  I am starting to feel more like myself… except a REALLY tired version [of myself].  I managed to gain 10 lbs… apparently I thought I could still eat like I was running 25+ miles each week.  On a side note, my husband tore his Achilles Tendon in August during a tennis tournament.  He has managed to LOSE 10 lbs while being injured.  How the heck does that happen?  I’m totally a jelly belly [that’s what the Kardashians call ‘being jealous’].  Anyways…

Last night, I met up with my fellow Ragnar teammates to decorate the truck and discuss details about Friday.  After I left, my feelings of nervousness were gone and I became excited to doing something so adventurous.  I have great people in my van and I am so glad to be a part of their team.  My leg has been feeling great.  Luckily, my team captain assigned one of the easiest “legs” to me knowing that I am coming off of an injury. 

So to answer the title of this post… I think I’m ready to embark on my first Ragnar experience.  I’m really looking forward to it!  


  1. Have a FAB-O time, Sheina! You will be just fine - your attitude is great and that will carry you through.

  2. Hey Sheina, glad to hear your leg has healed and your nerves have been soothed! Your going to be great for Ragnar! While I was losing weight a few years back (I did the biggest loser at work) all the women (I teach elementary school) kept telling me that it wasn't fair, men lose weight faster! Not sure how true it is, though. Have a great time!

  3. Thanks for the support guys!

    @Andrea--I'm sure it'll be pretty cool... I'll blog about my experience afterwards : )