Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Relays / Mud Run? Speedy friendz.

It was a crazy and event filled morning for me and my blogging / running friend career!
It started out with a run at the Newport Back Bay Loop with Skinny Runner and Pam.  

This was my first time meeting Pam and I was way excited to meet her - and yeah...she's super cool.    I was also a tad bit nervous to run with these two speedsters.  In the days before our run, I kept emailing them stuff like "uhhh we might need to go really slow" and "don't point and laugh if I need to stop".   Luckily, they only pointed and laughed a little, and it was so great to run with them.   8.5 miles.  
one of these is me this morning

The only problem with running with these girls, and OUAL, is that they are all so freaking gorgeous and have cute outfits, I feel a little like the troll of the group.  Suggestions on how to look cute running?  I can't let these girls show me up!  =)

After the run, I went home, showered, and obsessively looked the Nuun blog to see them announce the results for the sponsored Hood To Coast Relay.  
The top of mount hood looks cold
I actually suspected I was in the finals for consideration and here's why:  The past couple days, I've seen a big increase of searches for "TheFasterBunny".  
And let's be honest:  The only people who actually type that into a search engine are my relatives and boyfriend.  And....people who might be trying to decide on a Hood To Coast Team...dum dum dum!  

Anyways, I am psyched and honored to be part of the team!  My first reaction to learning I was picked was more to wonder if I wanted this as much as many of the other bloggers who applied.  If I really deserved to be chosen.  Just because I have decent MS Paint skills (nothing compared to EatDrinkandRun), should that really earn me an entry?   The more I thought about it, the more I really got excited to be part of the team.  Deserve it?  Who knows.  But I'm gonna own it!   ;-).  
I'm also thinking about finding a costume to wear (if they'll let me).  Duck?  Bear?  A big box shaped like the state of Oregon?    Kim Kardashian big booty shorts?  The options are limitless. 

Since this is all new to me, I want to hear any input on your 'adventure race'  or relay thoughts and experiences.    

Have you ever done a long distance run relay (or do you want to?)  (4x800 in high school does not count)
Or are you more of a solo runner?  

As long as we're talking about adventure - what about those mud runs?  Fun...or disgusting?  

On a slightly different note - thanks for your entries into the Bachelorette contest!   You can still enter until next Monday.  Thus far what I've learned from your entries is that I am not the only one with a reality TV crush on JP.   Hands off ladies, he's mine.  =) 


  1. WAY TO GO!! super great news about the Nuun team, u'll have a blast and if u have to share a van with a bunch of other sweaty runners lucky that u've got some awesome bloggers as company. :)

    oh, and i think an even better costume would to just BE kim k's booty. ;)

  2. Ummmm, you are not slow. And who has time to worrying about looking cute to go running!?!?! But if you want to look cute I'm sure Lululemon can hook you up, then you can make fun of yourself for being "that girl" during your next race report :D.

    You should have worn that fluorescent green shirt I gave you! Not cute but it's smell-proof :D

    Yay Nuun Team!!! I KNEW you would make it :D :D :D. You are going to have an amazing time! Downside is you'll make a bunch of new friends and you won't need me anymore :p.

    Ditto on the crazzzyy madddd MS Paint skills on EatDrinkandRun!! Many an entertaining day I've had here in West Africa reading her blog!

  3. Oh that is awesome!!! You really wanted that too, eh? (Recalling your previous post on it).

    I've never run a rely - but i bet it would be fun!

    Congrats again! Woohoo!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am dying to do a mud run but haven't found anyone who is willing to do it with me.

  5. Congrats on the being picked for the HTC! That is amazing! I've never done a big relay or mud run, but I'm going to go ahead and say that you're going to have a blast. What an amazing opportunity!

    And p.s. you do not look like a troll, silly!

  6. Yay! Congratulations! You are going to have so much fun. I am a wee bit (or a lot bit) envious. Except for the fact that I'll actually be gallivanting up in that area - WA/OR wine country - that exact weekend.

  7. 1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO SO SO exciting, I can't wait to hear all about it!

    2. You are just as cute as SR, OUAL, and Pam. You're just the dark-haired cutie ;)

    3. Mud Runs are so much fun. My dad, brother and I did Warrior Dash this year and it was a BLAST. Granted I was diiiisgusting by the end of it, but I'm already looking forward to the next adventure-y run to do

  8. Please dress as a treasure troll, complete with belly piercing! (You do not look like a troll, silly, but this kind of troll is hilarious!) Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Nuun-cy Drew!

  9. Congrats on making the team!!

    And I would love to do a mud run, they look awesomly fun!!

  10. It was so nice to meet and run with you! Girl, there wasn't a bead of sweat on your forehead!! I look forward to more runs with you! :)

    CONGRATS on making the NUUN team!! YAY! :) Sounds like a lot of fun. I say go with the Kim K. booty shorts, your bunny ears and a cottontail!!

    I've done a couple of Mud Runs one @ Camp Pendleton and one with my baby brother @ the Rose Bowl. So much fun!! Maybe we could do one together one day...we could organize a team! It'd be fun 2 get SR and OUAL to join us!! The Camp Pendleton one is held the first week in June every year.

    Have a Great Day!! :)

  11. Congratulations on H2C!!! It looks like SO much fun!

    I am dying to do a mud run! ANNNND, I'm in OC, so I'd totally be in for a team!

  12. Congrats on making the team!! You will absolutely love it. I have ran 3 Ragnar Relays and loved every second of each of them

    I am so excited for you!!!

  13. I'M SO EXCITED YOU GOT PICKED!!! Oh and jealous because I can't come play with everybody, but I will relay-live vicariously through y'all and your recaps. So so exciting!

    Oh and you're delusional and cray cray. Target sells "cute" for cheap, and the Sports Authority clearance racks are my bffs.

  14. CONGRATS on getting into the race! and like oual said, youre delusional, my cute little friend.

  15. CONGRATS!!! It will be amazing!

    I am currently more of a solo runner at the moment but I would LOVE to do a relay! They sound like so much FUN!

  16. Congratulations! It sounds like it's going to be an amazing experience! Glad to make alternate- I feel so honored to be considered among a bunch of blogs with a lot larger following.

  17. And about those mud runs... Fun and disgusting. I did one two weeks ago... and some of the "mud" was definitely not "just mud"... And I was still finding mud in my ear 4 days after the race.... But if you can handle that, you'll be fine.