Ragnar FL Keys Finish


Monday: 6 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump

Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ ABs vide0


You can get caught up on my Ragnar FL Keys recaps here: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 2… My last baton hand off was to Raechel, from van 2. I felt pretty lucky to be able to pass the baton to her!


After our van finished our runs we had some time before we needed to be at the finish, so we grabbed some real food. Burgers, wings, and pizza were a popular choices. I went for a grouper sammie. Sorry, no pics… we were all to0 hungry to waste time on picture taking, haha. We then parked our van in the designated van 1 parking lot and took a trolly to the finish where we met up with van 2 and waited for Matt to bring us home! Another van 2 runner, Keith, ran the last part of Matt’s leg with him and as he turned the corner, we all joined him in crossing the finish line, as TEAM NUUNaritaville, not just van 1 and van 2…

finish lineIt was an epic finish! It felt awesome to know that we literally ran 198 miles from Miami to Key West, as a team and finish as a team. We got our medals and posed with pride on the beautiful Key West beach…

team Nuun finishOur official time was 30:43:30, placing 89th out of 478 teams overall 44th out of 308 in the mixed teams division. Pretty darn good if you ask me! And guess how many Road Kills van 1 got??? 135! What what! The sun was just setting and the views were beautiful.

after partyI got one picture of me and my medal on the beach. You can’t really see me, but you get the idea 🙂


I think Leslie got my favorite picture of our medal…

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We hung around the finish line area for a bit, soaking up the views and post race atmosphere, before heading back to the hotel to shower (FINALLY!) and get more food. We hit up a local Mexican joint and everyone loaded up on burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas and the like. The plan was to top the night off with a NUUNarita, but by the time we got back from dinner, everyone was pooped and opted to just head to bed.


The above picture are the ingredients for a NUUNarita and a CD to take me back to race day whenever I want! The next morning we woke up, cleaned the vans out a bit and hit the road back home. Before we left the beautiful Keys, we stopped and got a great team picture with the gorgeous blue sky, water and palm trees blowing in the wind. The perfect way to end a perfect trip.

beachI can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for Ragnar at the last minute. But what came out of it was a great time and new friends! Would I do another Ragnar race? YOU BET! Would I do Ragnar FL Keys again? Probably not. Nothing against the race itself! It was just so damn hott- and I’m from FL, so that’s saying something. I’d be down to do an ultra, too.

IMAG1649The typical race bling pic. Gosh I love running. And that completes my overly long Ragnar FL Keys recap, haha. Hope everyone’s having a great week so far!

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  1. Heather I noticed you seem to do most of your workouts on a treadmill. Do you have one in your house or do you go to a gym? Is there a reason you don’t run outside more often?

    • We do have one in the house, so it’s super convenient! Right now I’m running more on the tread because I’m running around lunch time and it’s too hot out. My glute/hamstring has been tight so running later in the day gives it more time to loosen and warm up. I know I’ve got to get out there and enjoy the cooler weather while I can!

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