hood to coast {the finish}

by @according2kelly on September 27, 2011

hood-to-coast-finish-lineafter 28 hours, 12 minutes & 46 seconds after-NUUN delight completed our epic 200 mile hood to coast adventure. finishing in 5th place in the corporate women’s open (#393 overall – out of 1,200 teams).

even though  megan, our final runner, crossed the finish line in seaside, long before we ever arrived (due to an insane amount of traffic on those windy country roads), we were eventually able to complete the race together – as a team.

together we had accomplished something that was amazingly enormous, something that would have been nearly impossible on an individual level. but working together, as a team, we were able to attempt the impossible… running nearly 200 miles from mt. hood to the oregon coast.

it really is true what they say, together everyone achieves more.

what i didn’t expect to happen was the camaraderie i would feel amongst all of the other hood to coast participants, not just those on my after-NUUN delight team.

as the hood to coast movie explains “it’s an indescribable feeling, becoming part of a community that forms like a flash flood for the two days of the race. with the love and support that the runners show not only for their own team but for the other runners on the road, the individual truly becomes part of a whole.”

luckily, i didn’t have to leave behind the memories & lessons i learned from hood to coast. & every time i look at my hood to coast bling, i am reminded that i’m not alone, & that i can accomplish amazing things.

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


Look at how sassy y'all look in that team photo! I loved that clip in the video at the end with AND running across the finish... and YOU front and center with your supercute self :)

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