I'll be going to Seattle this weekend for business but I wish my plane would divert down to Florida instead.
This weekend is the latest installment of the Ragnar Relay as Ragnar Relay Florida will go from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. That sounds awesome. It begins in Clearwater and ends up in Daytona Beach and passes north of both Tampa and Orlando.
The map says it's 203 miles but the site says it's 191 miles. In the end, it's a lot of miles no matter how many miles are running.
I recently stumbled across a new blog by looking for Ragnar Relay posts and came across Christy's blog with the awesome title of It Just Looks Like Slow Motion. She ran in the Wasatch Back relay earlier this year and is now on Ragnar number two. According to her blog, she'll also run in the Ragnar Relays in Utah, Seattle and D.C. in 2010. How great is that? So I'll definitely be sending some positive vibes to Christy, who is Runner 12, will run legs of 8.8 miles (very hard), 3.8 (easy) and 7.6 (hard) and will have the honor of running the final leg.
Since I ran the Ragnar Relay in Las Vegas last month, I've become not really addicted but certainly quite open to running in another such event. There's a race in Arizona in February, and I've toyed with the idea of seeing if I could join a team. I'd just have to convince Mrs. LB that that would be in the best interests of our family even though I'm not sure it would be. But a happy LB is a happy Mrs. LB, right? No. Okay, well, I guess I'll try another approach.
Anyway, I'll be following along as much as possible to the goings-on in Florida this weekend. The race starts Friday and ends Saturday, and it'll be an exciting time for all participants I'm sure.