Some last minute ramblings before I depart on my[much needed] Hood To Coast adventure with TEAM nuun.

1. If you do not already follow nuun on Facebook or Twitter, I’d love it if you did. This company not only rocks but is footing the bill on EVERYTHING[minus my air fair] for this trip. I want to show them some love and would appreciate the help. [it doesn’t hurt to tell them I sent you!]

2. I leave around 8 am Thursday! Due to the time change I get in to Seattle at lunch time with nothing to do but have fun and help decorate our van, until the team dinner at NUUN headquarters that night. I used to work for a rather large running company whose headquarters are in Seattle. I have not been since before Chloe was born, so I am really excited to be visiting a part of the country I L.O.V.E!! [I may be crazy because I am already trying to figure out how I can work in a run sometime on Thursday before the dinner]

3. My team is predicted to finish SECOND in the Corporate Women’s Open Division in an estimated time of 28 hours and 8 minutes. This prediction got me PUMPED. I was worried I might slack off a little and run hard, but not kill myself because after all the point is to have fun. I promise you I will still have fun. BUT this seems like a challenge now, I want us to finish in the top 10. I’ll be running my heart out.

4. I am Runner 2, which means I’m running leg 2, 14, and 26. Hood To Coast predicts based on my 41:17 10K PR that I can run these times:

Leg 2: 5.67 miles – HARD – 34:28 – 6:04 pace
Leg 14: 6.08 miles – MEDIUM – 43:40 – 7:09 pace
Leg 26: 5.72 miles – MEDIUM – 41:37 – 7:16 pace

5. Packing for this trip was awesome. Running clothes, running clothes and oh yeah running clothes are really all I needed. As a sponsored Saucony runner I don’t even have to think about what to pack. The outfits are already picked out[match] for me. I just grab and go!

6. nuun is the official hydration sponsor of Hood To Coast. You can find nuun rocking out at exchange #33 and on the beach, where I am sure copious amount of people will be needing nuun after having one too many drinks. ooops did I just say that?

7. The link to the nuun blog is up on the Hood To Coast main page. My name and blog is listed on the nuun blog. I feel cool. I also do not mind admitting that I feel cool saying that. I feel like I am in some sort of awesome dream.

8. I’M FREAKING PUMPED. Back late Sunday night. I’m sure I’ll be dead tired so here is my official I am taking a break from blogging for a week post. Later gators *wink*

Follow me on twitter if you want to hear my ramblings all weekend. @mileposts

p.s. thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s post. you guys help me more than you will ever know.


  1. Jillrunsforsanity says:

    Best of luck to everybody on the team. What an exciting time for all of you. I will be anxiously awaiting a full report.

  2. The Hungry Mom says:

    have a great time! its going to be a great memory im sure!

  3. GOOD LUCKKK! Have a great time! The vibe of the race is only going to make you more pumped and you guys will rock it!

  4. Jessica (Pace of Me) says:

    I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO freaking excited for you!!!!!!!!! Have the time of your life, my friend. You deserve it!! Run your heart out!!!!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Have fun and good luck! I can't wait to hear all the details!

  6. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    Good luck!

  7. Have a BLAST!!!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures :)

  8. Glad to see that Saucony will be represented at Hood to Coast! Have fun.

  9. You are going to FLY on leg 2! In Utah we do a lot of up/down canyon running. On the downs, you can really get moving… lean into it and stay on your toes. Ypu'll run faster than you've ever imagined but won't wreck your quads for your other legs.

    Have fun and good luck!!!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Awesome! Have a great time with all the other nuun ladies!!

  11. Good luck and wave to my coach for me. He's running with the Clif team. :)

  12. Yay!!! Have the best time- I absolutely adore relays. I would love to do Hood to Coast one day. Good luck! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  13. Jessica Karazsia says:

    Good luck to you ladies! I will be following you guys!

  14. Danielle112 says:

    Wooo Hooo! You go girl, rock it out. Cant wait to hear all about it, sounds like you will have an absolutely blast. You got this 😉

  15. Anna Crouch says:

    Cool!! I live about a half hour from Seattle! Welcome to my home town!!!! Have fun :)

  16. Good luck this weekend! I hope you have a great time.

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