Welcome to Friday’s Featured FemaleS!

Friday's Featured Female, #FFF

This week’s feature doesn’t just highlight one woman but it highlights a #DirrtyDozen of them.  Today I want to give a huge shout out the members of my So Cal Ragnar Team (technically, I’m not highlighting myself but 11 sounded ridiculous).

Ragnar Relay Series, runchat

Get to know these 11 amazing women that will be covering 200 miles with me (from Huntington Beach to San Diego).  Not all of these ladies are bloggers (and many aren’t even active in social media) but they are all amazing women and athletes.  The list below is in runner order with their leg mileages and terrain difficulty noted:


Van 1:


Elizabeth B. –  Elizabeth isn’t a blogger but she is most definitely a runner!  She kicks off our relay.

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 5.90 (hard),  11.90 (hard) and 8.10 (very hard) = 25.9 miles


Kia@BodhiBear.net: Kia is a yoga instructor, a parent and she flew in from Colorado to be a part of this team.

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 7.0 (hard), 3.0 (easy) and 2.9 (easy) = 13.1 miles
Kia, Bodhi Bear, runner, yoga instructor

Kia crossing a finish line with her son – Bodhibear.net


Jenica:  I don’t know Jenica personally but anyone who wants signs up for this madness is ok in my book!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 6.7 (hard), 3.7 (easy) and 3.5 (easy) = 13.9 miles


Amy@It’sAllAboutTheJourney:  The lady that put it all together deserves a great round of applause!  You rock!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 2.7 (easy), 4.0 (easy) and 6.2 (very hard) = 13.0 miles
Amy, dancer, runner, It's All About The Journey

With a medal, it’s Amy: It’s All About The Journey


Jillienne@ChasingRaspberries:  Fresh off the LA Marathon and in training for a tri, I’m sad not to be in a van with this inspirational lady!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 6.4 (hard), 6.3 (moderate) and 3.7 (easy) = 16.4 miles
Chasing Raspberries, marathoner, triathlete

How cute is Jillienne of Chasing Raspberries.com?


Gillian@That’sG: Like her sound-alike name predecessor above, Gillian is also fresh off the LA Marathon.  This law student and spin teacher is sweet, strong and damn fast!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 8.7 (very hard), 2.7 (easy) and 4.2 (moderate) = 15.6 miles
Gillian, law student, spin instructor, runner

Getting Ready for LA – thatsg.com



Van 2:

Jamie@FitApproach: She’s the CEO of an online fitness community, a yoga instructor and oh yeah, she runs ultra marathons.  There’s a reason she’s running this particular leg.  (Jamie, please don’t be creeped out that I used a photo from your personal FB page)

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 9.8 (very hard), 5.9 (hard) and 7.0 (very hard) = 22.7 miles
Jamie Walker, sweat pink, fit approach, ultra marathoner

Jamie winning 2nd place in a 50K


Me: Yup, I’ve got the least total distance to cover. See, people are nice to the elderly.

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 4.1 (hard), 3.5 (hard) and 2.8 (easy) = 10.4 miles

Awesome 80's run, running, 5K, music


Kathleen:  Another person I don’t know but her Facebook page says, “If you have to ask if it’s too early to drink wine, you’re an amateur and we can’t be friends.”  I like her already.

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 5.3 (hard), 3.2 (easy) and 3.5 (easy) = 12 miles


Carrie@FamilyFitnessFood.com:  I can’t say enough good things about this woman.  We clicked at first run and I’m thrilled to be seeing her twice in two weeks for two different runs.  She is going to rock this relay!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 6.7 (moderate), 2.0 (easy) and 7.1 (hard) = 16.3 miles


Jill@TreeFitness:  My fitness roommate for two conferences and counting!  There are few people on this earth that are as gorgeous, smart, sensitive and athletic as this lady is.  She’s flying in from Utah to do her 4th Ragnar!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 2.9 (easy), 4.2 (hard) and 7.4 (hard) = 14.5 miles

Jill Griffiths, TreeFitness.com, CPT


Debbie@LiveFromLaQuinta:  Another lady I haven’t met but if she’s a friend of Melissa@MelissaRunningIt (who is one fabulous chick), then I know I’ll like her.  Look at the distance she’s covering too!

  • Distance/Terrain per leg: 6.7 (very hard), 4.8 (moderate) and 5.4 (moderate) = 16.9 miles


I’m thrilled to be given the chance to do this unique race with all of these ladies.  I’m looking forward to telling you all about the experience after I recover!


Do you have a dream race (not that this was mine)?  If so, which one?