Hey, guys! I had the amazing privilege to be selected to run on Team Nuun, a.k.a. “Team Nuun Now, Wine Later,” at Ragnar Relay Napa Valley last weekend. I’m still feeling a bit of my Ragnover (Ragnar Hangover) after finishing the relay on Saturday afternoon, and parting ways with my teammates on Sunday morning, so I’m going to save my race recap for another date.
I didn’t want any more time to pass before I documented the high points of my Ragnar Napa experience, though, especially while I’m still basking in the glow of all the post-race feels. There are too may high points to list, so I’ve tried to narrow them down to 10… which is kind of like asking a mother of multiple children to identify her favorite child.
For now, in no particular order, here are my top 10 experiences at Ragnar Napa:
10. Meeting teammates from all over the continent.
Nuun has team members across the globe, and our team was composed of people from as close to me as Seattle, as far as New York City, and many points (Texas! Houston! California! And more!) in between. One of our teammates was also visiting us from Vancouver, BC, Canada, so we were an international team with one common goal: Conquering the 200-mile San Francisco-to-Calistoga course and staying hydrated all the while. Continue reading