It is finished!!! Team Rapid Thigh Movement crossed the finish line around 1:45 yesterday after 194 miles of running and 29 hours on the road, a little worse for wear but really really happy to be there.
This race was an incredible experience, but harder than any of my half-marathons and in ways I didn’t expect. Soon I will write a whopper of a post to sell you all on how you should join me at a Ragnar next year, but today I am fit to do little more than put compression socks on, eat and delete 3 days’ worth of email. That’s how I came across this quote from Runner’s World that I found pretty fitting:
"I do, after all, love a challenge. Not just the result at the end, but the drudgery in the middle, the hard work, the sweat, the mess of transformation. I love the process of getting there, especially when ‘there’ isn’t a fixed point, but the constant renaming as each finish line morphs into another start line." —Kristin Armstrong
That’s what it’s all about.