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Hood to Coast 2011: The End

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2011

I think I’ve let the Hood to Coast Relay posts drag out so long becauase I don’t want to admit it’s really over.  It was an amazing experience to run the “mother of all relays” with Nuun. Part of me wants to say it was the chance of a lifetime but the other part sure […]



Hood to Coast 2011: Legs 8, 20 & 32

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2011

Relay runners can often be identified by their reflective vests, slap bracelets and lighting attached to random body parts. LEG 8: 4.55 mi (easy) “Downhill and rolling terrain along country roads and limited paved shoulder.” (6:08pm) Since my first leg started after 6pm, I was required to carry a light of some sort even though […]



Hood to Coast Relay 2011: The Views

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2011

In the Hood to Coast Relay (as in most relays), Van #2 doesn’t start at the official starting line, so we missed seeing the beauty that is Mt. Hood, but we got a few spectacular views of our own. That first misty morning after running all night was definitely one of the highlights. As was […]



Hood to Coast 2011: Good Hygiene

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2011

You’re in a van with 5 other sweaty runners for 27+ hours. There are no beds or showers on the course. And there are only “honeybuckets” for toilets for 200 miles. Some teammates don’t even change their running clothes between legs (I’m raising my hand!!). Good hygiene is pretty much unattainable in these circumstance, but […]



Hood to Coast 2011: The People

by This is Carrie on September 20, 2011

Hood to Coast is a race that’s also a big party.  A party filled with all sorts of interesting people. Here are a few of my favorite teams we met along the way: The Road Kilts. We had a skirt bond that couldn’t be created with just any all-male team. I am happy to say […]



Hood to Coast 2011: The Team

by This is Carrie on September 18, 2011

Wow.  What can I say about the AfterNuun Delight team.  10 women bloggers. 2 Nuun staffers. All amazingly fun and athletically talented.  I was so nervous about about being the one that slowed down the team, but every single person just wanted everyone else to run their very best—whatever that was. Even though you’re on […]



Having run a relay before, I knew how important flashy running attire is to the overall race experience.  That’s why I was thrilled when our team, AfterNuun Delight, agreed to wear Sparkle Athletic running skirts. They are definitely the best thing for a team to wear for a relay race. Not only are they fun, […]


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Hood to Coast 2011: The Vans

by This is Carrie on August 31, 2011

When it comes to preparing for a relay race, decorating the vans is super important (at least in my book).  Nuun hooked us up with big, white, 12 person vans – a beautiful, blank canvas for our “tie-dyed” psychedelic art to go along with our team name, AfterNuun Delight (which BTW, is a funny but […]



Final Thoughts Before Hood to Coast 2011

by This is Carrie on August 25, 2011

My Nuun team’s official start time is 12:30pm Friday afternoon.  I’ll be wearing a purple Team Sparkle skirt (because grape nuun is my favorite flavor).  I’m hoping my experience at the Over the Hump Moutain Bike races, inhaling dusty air from 500 bikers while climbing steep hills will be enough to get me through the […]



Running Hood to Coast with Nuun….in three weeks!

by This is Carrie on August 9, 2011

I can’t believe it’s almost here. During these last few weeks, I put together a little logo for our team (based on the chosen team name), brainstormed van decorating ideas and gotten to know my teammates.  I’ve also learned I’m the shortest girl of the group.  Sometimes I forget how short I really am. I […]