Exactly one month from today I will be getting ready to run my first leg of the Hood to Coast Relay. I am still not sure what to expect other than I'll be running 3 legs and "sleeping" in a van.
I'm runner #10. My first leg will be 5.12. My second leg will be 6.81 miles and the third leg is 3.36 miles. I believe my first leg will be in the evening and ending in darkness. The second leg is very early in the morning and the third is sometime in the afternoon.
It's been fun getting to know the other teammates via our private Facebook page and through social media. I can already tell we will have a fun group of guys and gals this year. Our team names were announced a few weeks ago. The two teams are: Team Nuun Energy Wild Berry and Team Nuun Energy Lemon Lime. I'm on Team Wild Berry!
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Of course the girls in the group are now excited as we get to start color-coordinating our outfits. I'm sure the guys are secretly rolling their eyes. Being the planner I am, I'm getting all my race gear ready. In the past the girls on the Nuun Team have all worn sparkly skirts. We decided to keep with that tradition and some of us will be wearing our team colors in a two-toned sparkly skirt. The talented Miss Katie at Chase This Skirt did an amazing job at creating our team skirts. I received mine in the mail the other day and can't wait to wear it. She can do almost any color combination you like. Our colors coordinate with the colors on the Nuun Energy tubes. Here's a peak at Team Wild Berry's sparkle skirt:
The running is still going well. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things and the knee is holding up fine. I had two runs last week that were over an hour. I'm carefully stretching and icing after each long run. In between running, I'm doing cycling and swimming to balance things out and to not overdo it. So far, so good. I may not be able to run very fast but I'm thankful to be running again.
So less than 4 weeks to go before I board the flight to Seattle. HUGE props to hubby and parents for holding down the casa/kid care while I am gone for those 5 days. They are the best! Nuun has some things planned for us but I don't know exactly what just yet. I am assuming it's a headquarter tour, van decorating party and a chance to meet a lot of the staff in person
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