|Van 1 Team Lemonade at the start!|
BUT, I wanted to post as soon as possible to make sure I got out my biggest feeling of all first...GRATITUDE! Being able to run the mother of all relays with the mother of all hydration companies, Nuun, was truly an experience of a lifetime. I feel so lucky to be part of the Nuun family and help out as co-pilot for this adventure, I've already offered my co-piloting services for every single relay in the future ;).
I'll be recapping the actual running part eventually, but after experiencing all that is Hood to Coast this weekend the running is really such a SMALL part of it. Thanks goes out to all 35 runners, 6 drivers, and every single employee at Nuun that helped make this all possible. Let's thank some very specific peeps shall we?!
1. MEGAN at Nuun - She gets the number 1 spot for very obvious reasons...she organized the whole shebang! 3 teams, pre-race events, post-race events and everything in between. I can't even being to imagine how many hours she spent prepping for this event and then worked 4 days pretty much straight to ensure everything went off without ONE hitch! THANKS MEGAN!!
|Megan and I got to start off the relay for Team Watermelon and Lemonade!|
Leslie - This girl made us laugh so hard I'm pretty sure that is why my abs are still sore today! She has the most spunky outgoing attitude I've ever encountered and I found myself crying from laughing so hard on multiple occasions. Whenever the van was quiet we all questioned whether Leslie was in the van! Thanks for the laughs, the yeah-yaaas, and your amazing use of the F-word ;).
|Kristen and Leslie getting delirious at night!|
|Lisa with her permanent smile on :)|
|This is her GO time face!|
Kristen - This girl anchored our van like a boss! When we saw her out on her first run we all instantly thought "DANG, that girl has some guns on her"so we made her spill her fitness secrets as soon as she got back in the van :). She was always a positive attitude and provided van entertainment with stories of her husbands love for race shirts...hehe!
|You can see her guns from here!|
|Partners in crime, leading Van 1 to the finish line!|
|Rocking a sparkle skirt AND running Dre's 2nd leg with her!|
|Parts of team Lemonade and Watermelon with Nuun CEO/President Mason|
Oh man this was much longer than I was anticipating and I haven't even started writing about the actual running part...sorry for the multitude of posts to come...but not really ;).