Smelling Like a Non-Runner

When I lead teams of runners through a Ragnar Relay, I get a lot of the same questions asked over and over: How do I stretch my aching I.T. Bands? Do you have Vitamin-I in your bag? How fast *is* Brian?? and inevitably How do I get the running funk smell out of my Ragnar gear? You see, with a Ragnar you might run your first leg at 9am on

Ragnar Tahoe Trail Relay 2013 recap

Although Brian and I have put together and led roughly 15 Ragnar Relay teams of strangers, the Ragnar in Tahoe help a lot of new adventure for us. First: we brought 2 running buddies from home along with us 2nd: It was the first TRAIL relay we did, instead of a road relay 3rd: I hadn’t been to Lake Tahoe before. That’s not entirely true, I went when I was

I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.

Last week Digital Running led their 14th Ragnar Relay. This was a 195 mile race from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL. We had 12 runners on our team + me as staff = 13, in 2 vans, and finished in roughly 31.5 hours. Here’s the scoop: Because this was my 14th Ragnar, I kind of have packing down to an art, even for different temps. The packing for this race