Thursday, February 24, 2011


Check out our awesome team shirts!!!

The DMC stands for 2 things: The obvious, of course, the band. And also the Daily Mile Connection. It's where we all met and formed the team. Notice the Daily Mile leaf? :)

I'm super excited for Ragnar! It's going to be a crazy awesome experience and I can't wait to tell you about it!
At 7:30 AM tomorrow, I'll be starting the first leg of the relay! O.O
Wish me luck!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hiking as Cross Training

First of all, Happy Valentines Day!!! Hope your day has been wonderful and full of love. Chance took me out to dinner tonight and I got some sweet gifts. You'll have to wait until the end of this post to check them out...or you can scroll down and cheat...  :p

Secondly, I have less than two weeks before the Ragnar Relay. I'm a little nervous. So, this weekend I tried some cardiovascular cross training: hardcore hiking. Chance, 3 friends, five dogs and I took to the Santa Catalina Mountains last Saturday and hiked the Green Mountain Trail.

This hike was tough, as you can see. I was a little worried that I wasn't able to get in a run this weekend, but after the hike, I decided this was even better than a run.
We parked at the General Hitchcock Picnic Area and hiked uphill for 3.9 miles. Plus, there was ice on the trail (really bad in some parts) which called for more coordination.

Seriously Uphill.

Aside from certain parts of the difficult terrain, this is a great hike. It's challenging and a great workout (for us humans as well as for the dogs). I'd love to run it one day.


Now, on to some new awesome stuff!
These were gifts from my parents/Chance, mainly to help out with Ragnar. Thank you!!!


I'm definitely feeling better about Ragnar knowing I have the necessary items!
Only 11 more days! O.O

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

17 Days

17 Days until Ragnar!

I've been doing the usual: training, mentally preparing and, of course, freaking out.

It's hard to imagine how incredibly tired you'll be feeling during a 24 hour relay. Rae from Ragnar told us to train like we would run during relay. For example, I'll run my longest run (8 miles) in the morning before work/school, continue my usual daily schedule, then head out again and run my longest leg. I may even add another leg onto that. That's about how exhausted I should feel. And yes, I'm doing this for fun. :)

The big weekend is getting closer and I still have yet to meet most of my teammates. While some may think this could be problematic, I think it could be fun. If I end up meeting most of them the day of Ragnar, I wouldn't have a problem. I enjoy meeting new people!  However, as of this moment, I am posting to our team page on Facebook about meeting up next week, so we won't be complete strangers. :)

I'm not really sure what to expect. This will definitely be an experience, and hopefully I'll come back with loads of information to share with you. Until then...I'm not quite sure what I'm doing. *crossing my fingers*


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