So, it's super super early Saturday morning and we are all sleeping as best we can in the van. I got about an hour of shuteye before I woke up and briefly glanced at the clock...7:15...good, I still have an hour. As I drifted back to sleep we were all VERY suddenly awoken by the lovely Leslie who
I didn't really sleep much after that mostly because I was wondering what my stomach might do on my final 3.75 miles. I got ready to run, ate half a banana and gulped down a Kona Cola Nuun. My legs were HURTIN but I figured I had nothing to loose and might as well run all out since I could rest forever after.
At about 8:45AM Holly came screaming into the exchange and I was off on my final leg of Hood to Coast!
|Do you like my totally un-matching outfit? Dressing after 1 hour of sleep isn't that easy!|
I finished the 3.75 miles in 32:20 and was very thankful to be DONEZO!
|Lisa being sneaky catching a pic of me checking off my last leg!|
|Many power arches were needed for Dre...she literally climbed a mountain during her last leg!|
We handed off to van 2 and just like that we were DONE!!
We proceeded directly to Seaside, checked into our amazing condo (thanks Nuun!!) and proceeded directly to beer and fried food...sweet victory! We cheered Team Watermelon into the finish, took some obligatory ocean photos and waited for Team Lemonade to finish.
|Team Lemonade Van 1 on the beach|
|With over a 1000 teams finishing that have not 1 but 4 backdrops!|
Hood to Coast was an experience of a lifetime and after doing only Ragnar relays it is definitely different! I hope to do a post on that in the near future because minus the whole running a 200 mile relay they are really different experiences.
For now I'll wrap up this whole experience by thanking Nuun once again for letting me part of the family for the weekend and my offer to run relay with you every single weekend still stands!
Question: Who wants to try and get a team for the 2014 Hood to Coast Relay together??!!