“A (wo)man on a thousand mile walk has to forget the goal and say every morning, ‘Today I’m going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.’”
Some blog posts just write themselves; all that’s required of me is jot it down as it flows. Those are the best.
Let me skip to the good part. Why are Ragnars and relay races so incredibly expensive? $600 for 4-6 people to run an unaccompanied, off-road, course- supportless route whilst sleeping in one of the two vans you yourself and your team must drive. Exactly what am I paying for here? The name probably. Before I make enemies, allow me to disclaim I have no problem spending money on races! Sign this girl up! I’m just attempting to understand where my money goes when there’s no course support, no aid stations, no on-site medical personnel (because I love those people), and no ability nor obligation to support the local community where the race starts/ends. I don’t get it.
Speaking of spending money, let me introduce you to my most recent piece of expensive jewelry. Indeed it does more than I ever imagined. Garmin really does make quite the tech gear.
Full review coming soon. Need time to take her for a spin outdoors and with the heat not cooperating it may be some time. Speaking of the heat: holy hell, I’m over it. Just when I think maybe, possibly, with angels following me, and a fan on top of my head I may be able to run outdoors…yeah, no. Did I mention the migraines have returned, too? Heat and headaches: my favorite!
Fall can’t come soon enough.
I ask you –
Any interest in completing a Ragnar?
Do you have a small, medium, or large sized wrist? Schmedium for me
Tell me something you’re looking forward to! My mini will be home in less than 2 weeks!
3 thoughts on “Races + Grumblings”
Which Garmin did you get?
Forerunner 745. Do you have experience with Garmin?
I do! I have a Fenix 6S Pro, and I love it! Back in the day I had one of the original Forerunners, and I loved it too.