Saturday, June 7, 2008

Relay Team's First Run

This morning I had a chance to do a run with my Wasatch Back Relay Team. It was really good. Although I'm totally breezy with you two I have a really hard time getting to know new people. Add running on top of that? Can we say IN.SECURE. But, it ended up being really relaxed. We were all about the same pace, which was great. I didn't feel like the fat-loser runner...yessss! :)
The team ranges in age from 24-43. Most of the team are in their late 20's and early 30's. It's a good group of ladies, totally different personalites but enjoyable. There are 12 of us so there was bound to be someone I could chat with. I was excited to find out that the girls in my van were all sorts of chatty. Actually, one of them ended up living a block over from me and is in my ward, SCORE! I'm feeling a LOT more comfortable with being stuck in a van with 5 perfect strangers for 29 hours. Thank. Goodness.

I'm really sad you guys won't be able to do this with me. It is shaping up to be a really fun and exciting thing. I'm getting waaaaay excited. Nervous? Yes. My first run is at 6:30pm, yup, so my second run will be around 3:30am (eep!!) I'm really nervous about THAT run. It's 6.2 miles at 3:30 in the morning... eeeeeek. Fun fun!!! Running in the dark in the middle of mountain with no lights other than your headlamp. Pretty sure I can see myself concvincing myself that someone is out to get me. tee hee. Our race starts Friday at 11am and we're projected to finish between 4pm-5pm. Looooong race, but it'll be fun. I'm all about going to eat in Park City afterwards, yes yes I am.

Anyway, this morning's run was good. We only ran 3 miles (27 minutes..) and then had a meeting afterwards. Good times. How were your Saturday workouts? Or better question... how were your Saturdays without their workouts? ;)


Amanda said...

I'm soooo relieved that you have some good peeps to run with and that you'll have fun people in your van. I so wish I could run this race with you...until you said that you were running at 3:30 in the morning...YIKES! Luckily you're cool like that and will do and awesome job! I want to see pics of you with a headlamp though. :D

Lori said...

ooo pics of the headlamp, check. yaah, the 3:30 am run will be fun. our race is going to take us about 28 hours to run and previous runners have said that you get about 4 hours of sleep in that 28 hours. eeeeep! (you get alot of time to rest...but put 6 girls in a van, rest? naaaah)

Erin said...

I am getting excited for you... my mom is doing it too your vans should be able the same pace- keep an eye out for her :)

Erin said...

P.S I DID work out on SATURDAY! and it was great we ran two miles ago the ocean and three through this cute beach town!

Lori said...

i hear a blog being written... yes I do.. cute town? beach? i hope you got pictures!!!!