Posted by: Sue D. Gelber | March 26, 2010

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Today the S2S Relay starts. I am on a team of 12 women running a total of 180 miles (approximately) across the state of Florida. Apparently there are 38 teams taking part. That’s a lot of crazy runners. Clearly, there are other people who thought this was a good idea. But I am starting to wonder.

First of all, there was the effort involved getting here in the first place. It was not terribly taxing, but I had to arrange some logistics: booking tickets, organizing the girls schedule, and so on. I wondered briefly if it was worth the effort for a weekend that did not promise to be relaxing.

The doubts started in earnest as I was making my packing list: baby wipes in lieu of a shower, clothes that are easy to take on and off in a moving vehicle, snacks that are unlikely to make me ill, etc. My doubts reached their pinnacle at about 4AM when I was awakened by what sounded like the drum section of a marching band outside my window: the stacatto beat of a hard driving rain. Are you kidding me? Not only do I have to run three times in 24 hours, including 7 miles at approximately 2 AM, but I am also going to get drenched like a rat in a tsunami. Great. And now I am getting instruction on what to do if I run across an alligator. Literally. Suggestions are welcome.


  1. drink heavily and stay in the tent.

  2. Hope 1st run is almost over and you didn’t need your swim wings!
    Keep us posted. We are bleering for you (blogging and cheering at the same time)!

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