I will be embarking on an almost-200 mile adventure with 11 other mother runners. Quite a few friends and acquaintances think that running Ragnar DC is as crazy as deciding to homeschool the girls, but I’m not listening. How many times does a stay-at-home Marine mom get to go somewhere for a weekend sans family and try something completely different from her regular life?! While I’ll definitely be out of my comfort zone, I think that’s a good thing. Simply click on the title link to meet my 11 teammates, also known as Team Are My Kids Still Chasing Me? Each of us entered a contest sponsored by Another Mother Runner for a spot on this Ragnar team, and each of us apparently thinks that a vacation should include spending nearly 30 hours together in two vans on Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5. That’s 30 hours to conquer those (hilly!) miles, eat more carbs than we’ll actually burn, sleep under the stars, and cheer each other on to the finish.