Monday, August 29, 2011

10 things learned at Hood to Coast….

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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 Winking smile)

I am tired and sore, but super happy.  I am now back to the real world.  Happy Running...

15 comments:

Average A said...

So awesome!

Kathy said...

I'm anxious to read your race report as we ran the same legs. Glad your race went well - isn't it a blast? Congrats!

Lisa said...

sounds awesome. i'm looking forward to the full report!

XLMIC said...

It was magical, Lisa! I do wish Vans 1 and 2 had gotten to hang a little more so I could have gotten to spend more time with you :) I, too, would do it again in a heartbeat!

Caroline said...

happy for you that this was a great experience!!!!

The Green Girl said...

Whoo hoo! I cannot wait to read your race report, girl!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great to meet you Lisa--and recieve the relay bracelet from you at exchanges!!! Well-stated!!

Kerrie T. said...

I think XLMIC described it as magical and that is a perfect word. It was amazing to meet you and so many others. I feel I have many new lifetime friends! I bet the kiddos were glad to see you when you got home, and I bet they are super proud of their mom!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Great to meet you Lisa! Running at night was one of my favorite parts...the stars!! Oh, and meeting the Nuun girls!

Aka Alice said...

Congratulations Lisa! I thought about you all weekend. Can't wait for all three parts of the RR.

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

I agree with all of these. So true! I'm so glad I met you, though I wish we could have chatted more. Crossing fingers there is a next time ;)

Julie said...

What a GREAT list!! But #5 scared me a little ;-)
Where the heck is Mist? I'm staying clear!!

L.B. said...

Sounds like a great experience. Relays are awesome. I've done one but I can remember everything so vividly. Your tarp was my parking lot, crawled into a sleeping bag and crashed out on the side of a parking lot. That was stinkin magical too!

Lauren said...

Love this! I'm so glad I got to meet you and have you as a running buddy this weekend!! Like I said before, it was really fun to see you on my legs (even though I couldn't catch you the last time, haha). I had an absolute blast last weekend and feel like I will be reliving this experience for a good long time!! Now if only I could get myself back to Oregon...

Jamie said...

I would love to hear more about it! HTC sounds amazing!!

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