• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

June 21, 2007

Off and Running

Share
Special Offer

4:23AM Night Shift #2

We are driving in the dim dawn light outside Berlin. The sun will rise by 5. I’m trying to keep both myself and our British driver, 19 year old Kayleigh, awake. Luckily, we’re almost to the hotel.

14 days into the trip, and tonight was my first run in the rain. Outside the gleaming van headlights, which follow several yards behind to mark the way, I couldn’t see much except for reflectors indicating the flat stretch of roadway ahead. Usually, I don’t run with music, but tonight some tunes helped quell the monotony and slow my pace. In the darkness, time and space seem to collapse and lead me to set a faster pace than usual. Maybe I should pick up night racing when I get back. For now, I’m not concerned with speed, but rather focused on setting a smart pace to see me through 700+ miles I will log in by August’s end.

Fellow Yellow German teammate Heiko is still kidnapped (somewhere in Berlin doing press events) so tonight the Dutchman, the Scotsman and I each did 12 miles. Team Blue is carrying out the remaining 4 to keep the relay moving on track. While none of us on team Yellow are eager for more miles (just yet anyway), we’re happy to chip in to tackle an extra leg when needed. This summer, as BPR logistics Chief Dill said, running is a team sport.

- Laurel Dudley


Share
This Is A Developing Story
Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
One (1) winner will receive a year’s supply of makeup products from L’Oréal Paris (ARV: $236) and a year’s supply of hair products from L’Oréal Paris (ARV: $110).

One (1) winner will receive a year’s supply of makeup products from L’Oréal Paris (ARV: $236) and a year’s supply of hair products from L’Oréal Paris (ARV: $110).

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From World News on Women
This Act Could Put an End to Anti-Abortion Legislation

Women's right to choose is constantly at stake—but this might the solution.

Yet Another Blow to Birth Control Coverage

The Supreme Court's latest decision will limit a key benefit for women.

California Audit Finds Universities Are Failing Students Who Are Sexually Assaulted

State auditor report says colleges must do more to prevent, respond to, and resolve incidents of rape and sexual assault on campus.

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue