Monday, August 29, 2011
10 things learned at Hood to Coast….
I will have a very long race report (most likely posted in three parts). But for everyone wondering how it went—it is difficult to describe such an incredible weekend (but, of course, I’ll do my best). I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and honored to be included with some amazing women. As I am crafting my race report, I wanted to post some things I learned this weekend.
#10—Running 7 miles in 90 degree weather is not so much fun (but it was HOOD TO COAST and my dad saw me run it, so it was worth it in the end).
#9—Running in the middle of the night is a great way to clear your head.
#8—Six women in a van for 36 hours don’t stink as much as you would think (even after running their brains out).
#7—One hour of sleep outside on a tarp can be better than four hours of sleep in a hotel and can even be “magical.”
#6—You can “race” three times in a 24 hour period, running pretty much as fast as you can, and live to tell about it.
#5—There are zombies in Mist, Oregon.
#4—In a race situation like this, you are always looking for something…clothing, cell phone service, keys, teammates…
#3—These bloggers are as cool in real life as they seem online (some even moreso).
#2—Nuun is more than a fantastic product, it is a great company with some of the best employees around.
and the #1 thing learned this weekend—Hood to Coast is everything I thought it would be and would do it again in a heartbeat. (*hint, hint )
I am tired and sore, but super happy. I am now back to the real world. Happy Running...