Where: Chattanooga -> Nashville, Tennessee
When: March 23/24, 2018
Stats: ~200 miles, 12 runners, 2 vans, road running relay
Bottom Line: a fun way to share 34+ hours with friends–just wished it had been trail running instead of road running!
Alright, let’s get one thing straight…..this gal is a trail runner through and through. Heck, I don’t even own a pair of road running shoes. But when two of your favorite trail runners say “let’s do it,” I say….”why not?!” I guess I’m a try anything once kind of chick.
somewhere in TN, in the middle of the night, wondering why I’m so tired and questioning all of my life choices 😂
I grabbed a well worn pair of trail shoes, several skirts and then took my mama van on an adventure. We crammed six runners into each van and then proceeded to run 3-10 mile increments across the countryside of Tennessee.
5 am start, I was runner 1!
While the road running and all the action was a little….um…..overstimulating…..it was fun to do something out of my comfort zone. And when you’re with awesome friends–both brand new and old–it’s hard not to have a blast. My cheeks were sore from all the laughter!
While it’s definitely not the kind of race I normally do, I’m glad I got the chance to experience this with some awesome people. I mean….my van will never be the same. Straight up shenanigans, y’all!
I ran 3 legs with a grand total of 14.6 miles. Definitely not strenuous, but it ended up being great training for my upcoming 100 milers since I had to run one leg at 2 am, totally sleep deprived.
Allllll the coffee!!
So that’s it! Back to training. I will miss all the shenanigans, though….