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.
Awww, so great to meet you! And yes, hard to digest something as fabulous as HTC was this year. I had no idea it was Mel who pitched this idea. Congrats on such an awesome time!
I'm SO happy you were my roomie so I got to spend some time with you! Can't wait to hear the digested side of your thoughts! Recover well and keep up with the team nuun love!
I feel so incredibly lucky to be your roomie and teammate. I have always felt close to you through your blog and now to know you in person is a real treat.My friends have asked me, “how was it?” It is hard to give a simple answer. I have been saying “great,” but we all know that it was more than that. There were awesome moments and not-so-awesome moments, but the sum total was something that can't truly be described.love you, girl!
SO AWESOME! Can't wait to hear all about it. I'm so glad you got to do HTC! Perhaps I'll be on a relay team with you in the future? Eh? 😉
I loved following all your updates on Twitter & FB for both nuun teams! What a great memory for you all!
Before I put my computer away for my vacation, I actually thought for a moment that I was going to miss out on following you on your big relay! Can't wait to hear all about it after you get your thoughts together, now that I'm back in the real world.
So glad you were able to experience a relay race but you got such a treat in having the chance to experience this with fellow bloggers. And to have had Lisa and Tricia on your team (I've been following them for quite a long time now) is just over the top. Fantastic fantastic fantastic job and i'm incredibly happy for you.
You all did an awesome job! I loved reading all the updates on twitter. Thanks for sharing.Your pics are great, too.
Congrats! It looks like you had a great experience!
Congrats Team! Way to represent!!! Love the sneak peak. I am kind of nervous for the day when all of you post your full recaps. lol
Awesome!! Take all the time you need to write your next post because I want to hear all the details. HTC looks like a blast!! Hopefully someday I will get to run it. Rest lots too. Take care.