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Be Careful What You Wish For…

Yesterday morning, I woke up thinking about the MA Reach The Beach Relay that starts today and runs from Wachusett Mountain to Horseneck Beach. I had originally planned to run this race, but then the spring got really crazy and it just didn’t seem possible. So even though I knew it was probably for the best that I wasn’t participating, of course I’m going to feel a little bit of regret to not be running in a relay that comes so close to home. That morning, I sent out what I thought was a harmless Tweet…and thought that was that.

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To my surprise, Susan tweeted back almost immediately. Apparently her already small team was suddenly down another runner, and they were in desperate need of someone to fill in. Even though it meant that I would have to run my first relay ever without EC by my side, and would be without my {ontherun} teammate all weekend, clearly this was not an offer I could pass up.

Within an hour, all the arrangements had been made. I would be meeting up with Team Puke & Rally in the morning for our 12:20pm start. I spent the rest of the afternoon excitedly figuring out what I needed to pack.

….and then I actually looked at the legs. Because our team only has 9 runners, I would be running a total of 25 miles over the course of 4 legs. In other words, I’d be running more miles than I’ve ever run in a relay, with way less rest than I’ve ever gotten. All with a group of people I don’t know. Sounds fun, right??

I guess maybe I should’ve thought twice before I complained about not feeling like I pulled my own weight in the Cape Relay

But it’s too late for any second-thoughts now. In a few short hours, our team will be towing the line for the first ever MA RTB! And though I have to admit I’m a little nervous, I’m incredibly excited too. Here’s to another weekend of relay craziness!

Oh, and about that 5K on Sunday?? Well, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it


13 Responses to Be Careful What You Wish For…

  1. Haha, you’re nuts ;) Good luck and have so much fun! I’m sure it will be a great experience!

  2. Ahhhhh! Nice! Good luck Lauren and have a great time! I must try one of these relays some day. They sound awesome!
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  3. Good luck! I would be interested in trying one of these relays some day when I can run farther and have better endurance. Have fun!
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  4. Haha! Nice one, epic team name too…

    Good luck!

  5. You are crazy my friend! And thats why I love ya!! Have fun and I hope to see oyu Sunday : )
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  6. Awesome choice! You will do great : ) Remember have FUN no matter what.

  7. Aww, have so much fun running (even if you weren’t planning to originally, haha!) :)
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  8. Wow good luck! be careful, don’t over do it too much :)
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  9. Haha you’re so crazy! But I mean that as in “crazy awesome!:)” I can’t believe you’re going to go out and run 25 miles! I know you’re going to kick booty though since the last one was so easy for you;). AND a 5k on Sunday! You are so hard core! And hey, life is no fun without adventure, and I think your weekend is going to be one big awesome adventure! Have fun! Can’t wait to hear how it went:).
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  10. You are amazing…a little crazy…but such an inspiration. Sure you are finished by now and I hope you had a fab time.

  11. and you kicked butt!! so good to meet you and you totally pulled your weight in the relay!

    pics are forthcoming!

  12. So glad you joined us!!!
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  13. I bet you loved every minute of it! Don’t forget to let us know how the 5k went after.
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