i wanna am running the hood to coast relay

by @according2kelly on June 23, 2011

a few weeks ago nuun (the absolutely best hydration drink out there – i’m completely addicted to the stuff, my kids are addicted, even my hubby too… it’s definitely a family affair) posed a simple question on their facebook page that got my heart racing, my head spinning & my legs giddy with excitement:

hood to coast oh my heavens! THE hood to coast relay? last year i ran a few relays (the socal ragnar & the relay with the ladies of eat. blog. run), & quickly became addicted to running relays. when i saw this announcement i just knew i had to apply.

hello?! we are talking THE hood to coast relay – it’s literally the mother of all relays. heck! they even made a movie about the hood to coast relay (& i have to admit, just watching the trailer made me tingle & brought tears to my eyes.)

without any hesitation, one of my favorite partners in crime & i sent in our “application.”

along with our “running resume” featuring a few stats & reasons why we should needed to be on the team…

yep! we’re women, we’re runners, we’re bloggers & we drink nuun. but that’s not all… “we know how to rock a relay! with over 2 dozen races completed between the two of us (from 5K’s, to marathons, to relays), you might call us serious runners. sure we like to go fast, but we also believe in putting the “fun back into the run.” and in the running world, we know there is nothing quite as fun as a relay race.

with seven kids (eight & under) between the two of us, we’re crazy good at multi-tasking. That means amidst all the running, we are excellent at: cheerleading, photographing, live tweeting, facebooking, navigating, injury taping, car decorating, team builing, costume wearing, tune picking, blogging, snacki eating, nuun drinking, videotaping & friend making.

trust us, we are the dynamic duo you don’t want to run a relay without.”

luckily, nuun agreed. yesterday they announced that carrie & i would be joining 18 other amazing bloggers & 6 alternates to run what is probably THE most highly sought after relays in the entire world… hood to coast. seriously, what could be more fun? “stunning scenery, sweaty people in a van together for 24 hours, running in the dark with a headlamp and head-to-toe reflectors, tomfoolery galore (& maybe some singing?) before a dramatic finish on the oregon coast, and a giant party on the beach with all of your friends.”

i am definitely still flying high from the news. i keep pinching myself to make sure i’m not dreaming. really?! i am running the hood to coast relay with an amazing all-star rooster of running bloggers: alanna, alyssa, carrie, dorothy, emily, harmony, jess, jocelyn, kerrie, lauren, lisa, margot, megan, mel, melody, susan, tonia, tricia, XLMIC and possibly michelle, christy, sloan, lindsey, jill & phoebe. what more could a girl ask for?!

all i can say is… “i throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying ay-oh, gotta let go. i wanna celebrate and live my life. saying ay-oh, baby let’s go. cause we gon’ rock this club race. we gon’ go all night. we gon’ light it up. like it’s dynamite. cause i told you once. now i told you twice. we gon’ light it up, like it’s dynamite.”

watch out hood to coast – here we come!

read about the ENTIRE totally-awesome-completely-fabulous-epic hood to coast adventure.

20 comments
Norma
Norma

So happy for you! I love how you live life, Kelly!

Christy
Christy

Congrats on making the team! This was so cute and creative I love it! I am just a lowly alternate, but so ready to be there! :)

Julie
Julie

Congrats! You and Carrie are running rockstars!

XLMIC
XLMIC

Holy s***! I just clicked on that trailer... that is the first time I have really seen what we have gotten ourselves into... and I say... HELL YEAH!!!!! O, man... I cannot believe how amazing this is going to be :) That little dorky smiley guy emoticon just doesn't cut it, either. I need something new.

kristen
kristen

AWESOME!!! You will be perfect for this!

Alyssa
Alyssa

LOVE THIS! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! I am soooooooo so so excited! :) :) CanNOT wait to meet you & everyone!!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

ok... seriously. you are making me cry! thanks for the amazing compliment!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

just thinking about that movie trailer gives me shivers. i don't know if i could "handle" watching the entire movie!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

i don't know! i'm feeling a little bit out of my element... everyone else is a SERIOUS runner & a serious RUNNING BLOGGER... and then there's little 'ole me.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

LOVE your version of the song! can't wait to sing it with you!

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