Google's team blog for the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage

July 20-21st 2012 Google's 6th year at the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage! This is a two day, 190 mile relay race from the northern tip of Washington in Blaine, through farm country and along the coast, across Deception Pass and finishing at the southern end of Whidbey Island at Langley. This isn't your average team offsite!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The end (and beer) is so close I can almost taste it!

I am lying in the grass next to the finish line right now, and thinking of Shauna who is running the last BRUTAL leg of the relay right now! It's an absolutely beautiful day and I am enjoying every minute of it! The sun is shining and teams and everyone is cheering as each team crosses the finish line. We'll all join Shauna for the last hundred yards and cross the finish line as a team. This race has been even more fun than I expected, and I have never enjoyed running as much as when I know I have a van full of friends ready to cheer me on.

I started my last 3.1 mile leg at 6am this morning. It was an absolutely gorgeous run through quaint farm country. It felt unreal to be running along through the middle of nowhere at 6 in the morning. I had one big hill, but I managed to run all the way up it, thinking for sure that as soon as I started walking my van would come up behind me and catch me slacking! I actually managed to do all three legs without walking (with the slight exception of slowing down once to scratch a really annoying mosquito bite on my knee, but that shouldn't count, right?). My goal was only to run the whole way, so I'm proud to say I did it!

Stay strong Shauna, and we'll be ready for you with cheers and beer at the finish line!



Jennifer said...

Way to go Team Google! Great work, Amanda, it's awesome that you met your goal. We are all very proud of you and hope you have a great time celebrating. :-)

Evan says, "Aunt Manda loves to run!"

Patrick said...

Great job team, thanks for the updates. Real proud of you Amanda.