hood to coast {meet after-NUUN delight}

by @according2kelly on August 25, 2011

you probably haven’t noticed, because i hide it so very well, but i’ve been a bit obsessed lately. yep! i’m totally & completely consumed with the mother of ALL relayshood to coast, & my absolutely amazing team, after-NUUN delight. after-nuun-delight-hood-to-coastit’s crazy to think that months of planning, preparations & training have all come down to this… still wondering what exactly hood to coast is? let me break it down for you:

* 12 NUUN drinking, running bloggers
* running 200 miles (from mt. hood to the oregon coast)
* 20,000+ runners
* 4,100 volunteers
* 580 honey buckets (porta potties) on course
* participants from all 50 states & 35 countries
* raising $550,000 for the american cancer society

if you can’t tell already, i’m pretty excited about racing the largest relay in the entire world. but i have to admit, i am a wee bit nervous. our team, after-NUUN delight, is predicted to finish SECOND, with an estimated time of 28 hours & 8 minutes. can you say HOLY CRAP?! (excuse my language, i’m just freaking out a bit here. those are crazy expectations).  luckily, i have a rock star team…

hood-to-coast-team-after-nuun-delightafter-NUUN delight

legs 1, 13 & 25: alanna – a two time marathoner, mother of one, from vancouver, canada.

legs 2, 14, & 26: dorothy – mother of 3 (ages 5 & under), who qualified for the boston marathon just 6 months & 2 days after having her 2nd baby & is captain of the saucony hurricane athlete team, from northern virginia.

legs 3, 15, & 27: kimberly – a division 1 collegiate swimmer turned runner, after discovering triathlons, from seattle, washington.

legs 4, 16, & 28: jocelyn – a relay veteran with 2 ragnar relays (& one marathon) under her belt, from new york city.

legs 5, 17, & 29: emily – a 20-something year old sweat-addict who is positively obsessed with running, triathlons and cupcakes from washington, dc.

legs 6, 18, & 30: lauren – a 20-something from rhode island, who started running in middle school, & hasn’t stopped since. she’s raced 5 marathons, 6 relays, and countless other races.

legs 7, 19, & 31: jen – a seattle, washington local, nuun employee who loves to run.

legs 8, 20, & 32: carrie – a sewist, a runner, and mother of four who started running almost 3 years ago & quickly fell in love with it, from orange county, ca.

legs 9, 21, & 33: mel – 6’0 TALL wife to muscle man, mother to 2 little studs, full-time career woman, marathon maniac, RRCA certified running coach and runner from bonney lake, washington.

legs 10, 22, & 34: melody – a running lover and fitness fanatic with a margarita problem, from arlington, virginia where she lives with her husband, 6 pairs of running shoes & 3 bikes.

legs 11, 23, & 35: me – cherry coke abstaining, crushed ice loving, world-traveling, bike riding,apron wearing, snowboarding, fabric obsessed, marathon training, sparkle skirt wearing, surprisingly shy triathlete, REAL orange county housewife & mama of 3, with ADD crafting tendencies & an MBA degree.

legs 12, 24, & 36: megan – a full time nanny who has had an on-again off-again relationship with running through the years, from detroit, michigan.

{after-NUUN delight} hood to coast updates

want to track my every move, vicariously run hood to coast & experience this entire adventure thru my eyes? feel free to stalk, interact & send me motivation via twitter & facebook:

as for me, for the next couple of days i’ll be “doin’ it morning, NUUN & night… running that is.”

p.s. want to try nuun for yourself? need to stock up on your favorite flavor? save 25% on all orders with the code “afternuundelight

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

10 comments
Chels
Chels

AWESOME Kelly! I loved seeing your pics on instagram!

kristen
kristen

good luck miss kelly! you'll do great!

Andrea
Andrea

Wow, 2nd place! You all are fast! Have a blast at HTC!

Leslie
Leslie

I am so excited for you! I definatelly will keep tabs on your team. Good luck!

Betty
Betty

I watched the movie about this race last year and it seems like so much fun!!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

so glad you were able to follow along. wanna run with us next year?

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

we had a few injuries & some other issues... so we didn't end up taking 2nd - but we were dang close, & we had more fun than any other team.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

i haven't watched the movie yet... i wanted to go blind! but, the trailer makes me cry! we had an awesome time!

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