Two minutes before *nuun* today my heart was racing. Would I get picked for the nuun Hood To Coast Relay Team or not? I had already told myself that the process of applying was the true reward, that the comments ALL of you left on my blog were reward enough for spending many hard hours running and writing. I felt a sense of peace but still hoped that I would be picked.

I glanced at my facebook account and saw another bloggers status update that had cryptically said she had made the team. I felt sad for a moment, but hit re-fresh just in case I had somehow missed the nuun update and I had indeed made the team. With the refresh, the post popped up. I clicked and the link took me to the nuun blog where the first name that jumped out at me was my own.

I stood there with my three children, shaking. It felt very much like I was at the Boston Marathon picking up my number. Hood To Coast is not about the race, though I am very much excited for it, it is about the countless hours and the immesurable sacrifices I have made to get there.

If it weren’t for all of you who read my blog, who took the time to write the sweetest things on my post, I would not have been picked for this team. I am so very excited to be sharing this adventure with 19 other female bloggers, not just 11 as I had originally thought, and even more excited to share it with YOU.

I am so very thankful today for so many reasons. I spent the afternoon with my children and a dear friend and her children – it was the perfect end to an amazing day. I feel like my life is a giant dream right now.

Dream Big people DREAM BIG

Post Marathon #16 – So excited to DREAM BIG yet again!

p.s. If ever I am feeling down in life about running, mommyhood, blogging or the like – I will return back to this post and remind myself that I have a whole group of people who care about me and believe in me. Thank you again!


  1. Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog says:

    Congrats on being picked, you should be very proud of yourself! I am so happy for you.

  2. Congrats!!!!

  3. carljsamuelson says:

    Congrats!!! I don't know a more deserving person!

  4. Julie D. says:

    congrats, Dorothy!

  5. YAY! Congrats! I am SO happy for you! You definitely deserve it! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

  6. you are amazing! OF COURSE they picked you! I'm just thrilled I get to tag along too! Can't wait to meet you in August!

  7. Meredith says:

    Woooohooooo!!!!! Congratulations!!

  8. yeahhhh congrats Dorothy!!!

  9. Yay! So glad you were selected :) Looking forward to meeting you in person :)

  10. Kerrie T. says:

    Can't wait to meet you in person!

  11. SupermomE12 says:

    Yay Dorothy! I am so excited for you! I ended up not applying because my kids start school that week and they just really need me here. I am so excited for all of you who will get to do this. SO wish I could be there! :) Congrats! Hugs!

  12. S Club Mama says:

    good luck!

  13. yea I'm so excited for you!!!! Congrats!

  14. Run with Jess says:

    CONGRATS!!!! I'm so excited for all you great women you made the team… and can't wait to "live" it through your blog writings…

  15. Samantha says:

    Congrats! So happy for you!!

  16. Barbara says:

    Congratulations! I'll be running HTC also on Team LIVESTRONG….it'll be a crazy fun experience – a true running bucket list item

  17. CONGRATS!!!

  18. Congrats!! your genuine enthusiasm and thankfulness for being named a member of the team is only further proof of how much you belong. way to go and enjoy the great experience! :)

  19. Congrats!

  20. Congratulations!! You have worked so hard to get yourself to this place. I love reading your journey and seeing what you'll do next. Can't wait to hear all about it :)

  21. Stephanie says:

    Congrats I am so happy for you sooo exciting!

  22. Allison says:

    Congratulations! I'm sure you all are going to have such a great time. :)

  23. Sooo proud of you! Congrats!

  24. Lindsay says:

    Congratulations! You and all the other ladies who made the teams are amazing. I made alternate, so I'm a little sad but honored to be so close to such greatness. :)

%d bloggers like this: