In just two weeks Team Sparkle will be defending their Ultra Women Team Championship at So Cal Ragnar Relay Series. Last year, I was on the team and the slowest runner. (Day 1 Recap here & Day 2 Recap here) I got injured toward the end of the race and really felt bummed how even though we won, I was the slowest one, by a lot. Last year I ran 30 miles at 10:45 pace. I was pretty honored that they asked me to come back this year after my not so stellar performance last year and even more excited when they told me that this year we will be running with extra motivation.
I’m pretty stoked to be running with all these incredibly super fast women! This year I want to run 8:45 average pace and I am running 35 miles all together. The entire Team is running 195 miles for 195 girls who battle Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disease that almost exclusively affects girls. We are trying to raise $10 per mile for Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome.
Now I have a chance to redeem myself and can run for this incredible cause on a pretty awesome team! I can’t wait and know in 2 weeks things are going to be crazy but fun! Help us support this incredible cause!