Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have an itch.

This weekend is the Del Sol (Arizona) Ragnar Relay.  I ran this race last year and I can confidently say that it was the strongest race that I have run so far.  I was fast, I had never been injured, and I even ran a 4th leg.  It was awesome!  I'm totally missing it this year.

I'm missing it so much that I even asked a friend if she would be willing to drive to AZ with me to see if I could just hop on a team last minute.

Then I remembered that I have kids and somebody has to feed them and bathe them.

So, I'm missing it this year.  And I'm sad.  What's a girl to do?

Sign up for another relay, of course!!!

On May 12th I will be running my first Red Rock Relay.  I have heard so many good things about their race to Zion (Southern Utah) in the fall, and I was stoked to see a relay in Moab- which just so happens to be one of my favorite places on this planet.  I somehow managed to con 5 other people into running with me and we will be team Hell's Revenge for the 70 mile, 2 leg, 6 person relay.

Who wouldn't want to run in country that looks like this?

There are still spots open, but they are capping it at 250 teams this year.  It's a short relay- not an overnighter like a Ragnar- so it is all the fun without the misery.  Get on board and let's race, eh?  When you register, be sure to tell them that Amylee Nicoll sent you!

Have you ever run a relay?
I have run 4 relays so far and they are my absolute FAVORITE part about running.  What's better than one race?  2 or 3, of course!

Red Rock Relay (Moab)- $85
RUNNING total:  $565.54


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

This sounds like a fun race! Although I'm jumping on the Ragnar train this summer the appeal of just a day of it sounds pretty nice too...

Ali Mc said...

LOVE the family pics :) cute and this sounds amazing Amylee. I know you mentioned your fear about it before but this is something you'll look back on and be so proud of yourself!!!!

Suz and Allan said...

Very fun relay or so it seems! I'm sure you guys will be very fast!

Amy @ Run Mom Run said...

Man, I wish I could come run this race with you! Big time.

I've only done one relay so far! I need to step up my game to keep up with you girl!

PS It should be a testament of how much I like you that I keep commenting on your blog. I'm too dumb for the stupid word verification and I have to do it fifteen times! Maybe I'm not actually human...

sNick said...

One day we'll make that trip to AZ. I didn't mean to ignore you when you said we'll just have to hang out in Heber instead. I totally agree.

Julia said...

relays are by far the best running race ever. i am so sad to be missing del sol due to the bout with my knee but know there will be plenty more relays ahead :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

You can hop in my suit case and come to Phoenix with me in the morning. :) I am quite excited to reunite with the sunshine. :)

I think the red rock relay sounds awesome and I am sure it will be epic. Love the name!