Thanksgiving week I came to Spokane Washington to visit my sister. Circumstances changed and my two week trip turned into a few months. Over the last year and a half I have gotten used to living out of a suitcase and traveling a lot. I have learned that I love traveling and living in new places.
Tomorrow I move back to Southern California for a few weeks. While in Southern California, I am going to be spending time with my family and getting rid of more things I don’t need. April 12-20 I am going to North Carolina for a friend’s wedding.
After the wedding I will be moving up to Northern California. I have accepted a job working with youth in the Northern California area. I am really excited for this opportunity and excited to live somewhere new.
With constantly moving comes a lot of new things: New friends, new places to see, new running trails, new everything. Even though I have moved a lot in the last few years and gone new places, it still makes me nervous every time. I still have trouble packing (maybe one day I will master this), I still have trouble saying goodbye, and I am still not very good at making new friends. Even now as I pack to go back to California, I am forced to choose whether I check a second suitcase or ship a box with the things that won’t fit.
I know this is an amazing opportunity but it’s still hard to make changes. Through every move and change I love what happens. I love the new people and new experiences. I love exploring new places and seeing what happens. I know the Lord has amazing plans and I love following His steps.
With Ragnar being less than a month away I thought I would give write a little update on my training and getting ready for Ragnar Relay. If you missed my earlier post on what Ragnar is you can read it here Ragnar Relay Socal
I now know my legs and as of the changes made this week hopefully they will stay this way. I have been training and was planning to get to a consistent 5 mile run and then keep pushing my distance on my Saturday run. With all the snow and only being able to do loops around my sister’s neighborhood I am not quite there yet! I am currently running consistent 3-4 mile runs and not really longer on Saturdays. I am not always that tired from my runs though and am hoping to pick that up now that the snow is melting!
I have been training and was planning to get to a consistent 5 mile run and then keep pushing my distance on my Saturday run. With all the snow and only being able to do loops around my sister’s neighborhood I am not quite there yet! I am currently running consistent 3-4 mile runs and not really longer on Saturdays. I am not always that tired from my runs though and am hoping to pick that up now that the snow is melting!
My assigned legs are 6.7 miles moderate
2.1 miles easy
And 7.5 miles hard
The 2.1 miles will be done before I know it and I probably will forget I even ran those. The other two legs however will be challenging. They are mostly on trails and have very little if any van support. Basically that means that I will have to carry a water bottle and I will have no one cheering me on. I guess I will have to run from Zombies. Did I tell you about that fun app? It’s call Zombies run! and it has definitely helped me to keep running.
So other than the training I have been doing a lot of organizing and blog reading for Ragnar. I can’t tell you how many times I have Googled “Ragnar Tips” or “Ragnar packing.” It should probably just pop up when I open my computer.
I have made list after list and lists for my lists. I looked at everyone’s paces, and distances and done calculations more times than I care to remember. Needless to say I should be ready for anything! The only problem is I have never done a long distance relay before. Hopefully I don’t forget anything? What is one thing you would definitely pack for a Relay? Should I bring my hula hoops and water guns?
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