Tuesday was a very big day. However, I was also in the middle of a run (not a literal one, although I wish!) of four night shifts, meaning that I slept all day. It was hard for me to fall asleep yesterday because I was eagerly waiting Nuun‘s announcement of their Hood to Coast teams for this year! Well I considered staying up until the announcement was made, I wasn’t totally sure when that would be, and the time difference between NYC and Seattle is significant enough that I might not get any sleep before heading back to work.
So by 10am, I was fast asleep. In true "I just worked for three nights and now I’m officially on a night schedule" fashion, I only woke up once, and that was at about 3pm…just in time for the announcement! I grabbed my computer, which proceeded not to connect to the internet, then grabbed my smart phone and checked the website.
I’M RUNNING HOOD TO COAST with TEAM NUUN!!!
Except that announcement was made Tuesday so it’s probably not a total surprise to all of you. But announcements are fun so let me bask in it.
The second step after scanning for my name was to check what other awesome people will be my teammates in August. I spotted some of my vanmates from last year, as well as one of my NYC real life BFFs, Jocelyn, who was brought to me via Nuun last year. I’m so excited to run Hood to Coast again while representing this amazing company and meeting awesome women…last year’s race and teammates were more than I could have ever asked for, and I can’t wait to find out what is in store for this year.
(Back pending, of course. Fingers crossed it’ll be in shape soon.)
So in the Nuun Hood to Coast spirit, let’s talk about some of the great things that running Hood to Coast with Nuun has done for me over the past year.
provided me with a shoebox full of nuun
I buy Brooks Ravennas in bulk, which leaves me with a bunch of shoe boxes. Living in a shoebox NYC apartment means that shoe boxes are perfect for storage, and the fit tubes of Nuun perfectly. For those of you who asked for a sample of nuun a couple weeks ago, I’m sorry for the delay and I’ll be shipping them out this week! (If you want a sample, email me at susan @ susanruns dot com and I’ll send some your way!)
Being out of marathon training mode (or running mode altogether…) means that I haven’t been drinking nuun on a regular training basis, but I’m fully stocked for when my back gets its act together and lets me rock twenty milers again.
best visor ever
Tonia and Casey rocking the visors.
Okay, or, only visor ever. I’m a cheap runner. I buy my shoes on sale, and the only fancy thing I own is a Garmin. Most of my running attire has been bought on sale, is from a race, or is from high school. (Seriously…I should probably get rid of those sports bras from high school.) Nuun outfitted us with some gear last year, including a nuun visor. I don’t wear hats because I look funny in them, but I love my nuun visor. It keeps the rain out of my eyes on my beloved rain runs, and it spreads the nuun love on sunny days. Definitely excited to sport this visor in Oregon.
friends who make you cry…in a good way
Jocelyn lives a short forty blocks from me, but we didn’t know each other until we met in Seattle for Hood to Coast last year. Since then, she’s taught me how to skateboard, we’ve played flag football and rocked beer pong together (rehydrated with nuun, win!), swapped dating stories over beer, and made our Hood to Coast applications together this year. Nuun gave me a friend who made me laugh so hard I cried, as evidenced by her outtake video. She also gave up a Friday night to help me make mine. Thank you, nuun! (Excited that Laura, from Brooklyn, will be joining the ranks of NYC nuunies!!)
made TED hose cool
Newsflash: I work in a hospital. I wear scrubs that are usually too big, clogs that make me two inches taller (thank you Danskos), and while I’ll rarely be seen in public with my glasses, I’ve worn them to work for four nights straight. Needless to say, nurses aren’t often all that fashionable. To fight varicose veins in my future, I wear medical compression tights (aka TED hose). Luckily, XLMIC made these cool by wearing them multiple times throughout our 200 mile journey in Oregon. Thank goodness I’m not the only one…
oh yeah, i suppose i’m well hydrated…
I not only represent nuun, I believe in nuun. It’s a great product, and it keeps me well hydrated on my runs, especially as summer is approaching. (Please hurry!) I drank it before the Twin Cities Marathon, and I ended up with a PR. Just saying…
I’m so excited to run with the nuun team at Hood to Coast this year, and I can’t wait to be reunited with my teammates and meet all the new bloggers! Can’t wait to see what kind of fun is in store for this year!
Have you had nuun? (I’ll send you a sample!) Favorite flavor? Are you running with me this year??