It’s only two days till the start of Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage!
I am feeling giddy, excited, and nervous as it’s my first relay. What if I’m a total grumpster?! What if my legs crap out?
If you haven’t heard of Ragnar before, they’re a series of races around the country comprising of a 12-person (regular) or 6-person (ultra) relay team running around 200 miles.
The Ragnar NWP goes from Blaine, WA (near the US-Canada border) down to Langley, WA on Whidbey Island.
I’m running this relay with 11 of my Oiselle teammates! From the Oiselle Athletes page:
Check out my teammate Andrea’s blog post with a detailed introduction on each team member. She’s a great blogger!
So excited! I’ll be riding in Van 1 and am runner 5 covering a little over 18 miles across three legs.
Tonight, I trekked over to the grocery store to pick up essentials like bread for PB&Js, salty pretzels, dry shampoo (first time using this but, hey, I’m willing to see how it helps make my hair less dirty feeling), hand sanitizer, and other things like turkey deli meat, chocolate milk, etc. I plan on doing a blog post soon regarding all the items I’m bringing with me in hopes that it’ll help you!
In addition to the grocery shop, I decided to bake my team cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies?! They’re oatmeal chocolate chip raisin cookies. BOOM! Recipe based on this Skinnytaste recipe. They’re a “healthier” version of the traditional cookie with only 2 tablespoons of butter, the addition of applesauce, oatmeal, and raisins. Fuel for the run, I say.
Tomorrow, there’s a big meetup at Oiselle HQ to run Green Lake, decorate vans, and other awesome shenanigans. ;)
Till next time!! Please be sure to follow along as we race Ragnar on Twitter and Instagram through hashtag #PartyLikeAFlockstar