It feels like a dream. Did I really just run in a 200-mile relay?
One thing we kept asking each other, at least in Van 1 of Nuun Platuun, was: “How are we going to write about this?”
I still don’t know. I need time to digest, I guess. What I can say is that I will be forever grateful to Nuun for getting us there and to my friend Mel (Tall Mom on the Run) for coming up with the idea and pitching it to them. I owe this adventure to them.
Nuun Platuun was awesome, BTW! We finished in 27 hours and 59 minutes. Our overall pace was 8:24. That was 10th out of 40 teams in the Women’s Open Division (and 312th out of 1,268 teams!!!!). After-Nuun-Delight also did amazing! They finished in 28 hours and 12 minutes, and were fourth out of 10 in the Women’s Corporate Division.
Here are a just few pictures:
|Team Nuun Platuun: Lisa, Tonia (Racing with Babes), Jess (Blonde Ponytail),
Tricia and me in our awesome camo from RunningSkirts.com!
|Van 1 of Nuun Platuun, from left: Margot (The Faster Bunny),
Tricia (Endurance Isn’t Only Physical), Lisa (Discovering the Meaning of Stonehenge),
Alyssa (Diary of an Average Runner) and me. Not pictured: Nuun employee Caitlin.
|Caitlin gives Tricia (runner 1) our “baton.”|
|At the start line area.|
|I saw the inside of a lot of these…|
|The finish area in Seaside: Me, Tricia, Hood to Coast founder Bob Foote,
Lisa, Jocelyn (Enthusiastic Runner), Nuun employee Kim L. and Alanna (Running 42KM).
On the way to Oregon, Van 1 of Nuun Platuun did an interview with Mountain magazine. It was odd to be on the other side of an interview. I felt totally awkward. I’m used to asking the questions, not answering them! Read the blog post HERE.