Posted by: Sue D. Gelber | March 24, 2010

What is the S2S Relay and Why in the World Would Anyone Want to Do It?

Excellent questions. The S2S Relay is a race across the state of Florida, from the Gulf to the Atlantic. I am doing it as part of an all-gal team. 12 women. In two cars. For 30+ hours. Running a total of 180 miles. Each runner does 3 legs, and one of the legs is overnight. I expect to run my second leg at about 2 in the morning. I also expect the van to smell absolutely disgusting by the end of the trip. And I expect to be completely exhausted and very sore. Doesn’t that sound fun? Really, what is not fun about that?

People keep asking me “what is this raising money for?” Well, it is not raising money for anything. We are doing it for the pure enjoyment of it. In fact, there is a registration fee, so we are actually PAYING for the pleasure of staying up all night, running in the dark along an alligator infested lake, and living like nomads (smelly nomads) in a van for two days. As I look at this event more objectively, I can see why it does seem a little crazy. Why the hell do I do these things?

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