T-2 days until Ragnar SoCal. and Kate’s State Championship

Meet: team SO MUCH COOLER ONLINE! 

FOLLOW US THROUGH TWITTER AT #SMCOL… we will be tweeting live coverage and updates of minute to minute Ragnar Socal action!!

It’s almost Ragnar time!! 6 woman Ultra Team and 12 woman regular relay!!! Oh,  I’m the big #12 at the end…I joined on Easter Day! Yes, very last minute, but it’s been a blast just facebooking with them back and forth and trying to figure out everything I need!

And Me..#12..(add pic of myself tank ya very much..)

I’m the 12th man in Pic..BUT I’m actually Runner 10 with Legs 10, 22, and 34

So far this has been a great experience, I can only imagine what is to come in the NEAR FUTURE (like 2-3 days future)!! :)

I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to our sponsors who are compressing, hydrating, and dressing us! (this is sooo cool!)

Cutest Head Bands (Thanks Sandy!)…BIC BANDS

Compressing:

Aspaeris Pivot Compression Shorts and Pro Compression Socks (I chose Hot Pink..so didn’t end up matching..but that’s just okay :) )

Dressing:

Running Skirts (we have a nerd theme..wait til you see my skirt!!)

Run Pretty Far- cutest running shirt..we’re HARDCORE! :)

Hydrating:

Nuun…will definitely be gulping this stuff down!

Ragnar is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain. Pair that with crazy costumes, inside jokes, a great finish line party and unforgettable stories. Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant. We call it Ragnar.

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We headed out early last Saturday for Kate’s Championship Game in Grand Lake, Louisiana (aka: literally the middle of no where) It’s actually near Lake Charles, La about an hour East of the Texas border.

Not only is she My star..she is actually the top score-er (?? ha) on her team and the Point Guard (she handles the ball well for a 10 year old..that may have something to do with her stepdad being an ex-college basketball player and working with her often!)

Coach Meghan during half time

#1- Lil Dribblers 9 & 10 yr old STATE CHAMPS (never lost a game this season :)

Super Excited to take a pic for me of course

Even more excited to take a pic WITH me…of course

Todd trying to pose as cool daddy for the camera..while I laugh at him..he couldn’t figure out why he could see himself while I took the pic (love my new phone!)

Best Pizza Around…Kate finally super happy to take a pic and show off her new kicks…

Look at the napkins at this little pizza place…all fancy in Louisiana..

Sunday morning before my final Run! (did two runs on Sunday..whoa)

Compressing all day…every day this week…

My Pro Compression Socks arrived and I compressed some more.. and Finally today…I’m off to A.R.T in an hour…getting ready for Cali in the morning!

Have you ever heard of A.R.T. (Active Release Technique)…triggers the point of muscle pain and with pressure and movement, releases the knots…(ouch) BUT I couldn’t live/run without this…it’s amazing what this has done for my IT bands, hammy, and piriformis issue I had after RnR Nola Half Marathon

My ART chiropractor is awesome!! Thanks so much Dr. Joel Conner and to his wonderful wife/secretary Brandi of Advanced Sports Injury of Jennings

Well I’ll be back on Sunday…

 …with all full of awesomeness..with awesome pics and awesome new friends!

Gotta Run… (ha, no PUN intended of course)

Have or Will you be running a Ragnar Relay?

Anyone with kids…isn’t it awesome to see them succeed at something they love and strive for!! (I love watching Kate play basketball…and I love watching Sydney Cheer- she’s cheer captain!)

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