Monday, August 27, 2007

At the "Finn"ish Line


This past weekend I ran in the largest relay race in the world, Hood to Coast. Teams of 12 people start at the top of Mount Hood (8:30am Friday) and relay their way all the way to the Oregon coast (3:00pm Saturday--197 miles). Each person runs 3 legs of about 5 miles per leg. But the running wasn't the difficult part. The hard part is staying up all night (I slept from about 7am-8am Sat) and running 5.75 miles up a 900 foot incline from 12:50-1:40am on a dark'n dusty gravel road. The other not-so-pleasant part is the porta-potty usage and the repeated wiping with a toilet paper that was more of a sand paper/wax paper hybrid. But overall I had a great time and the free t-shirt makes it all worth while. Seriously, it's a pretty sweet tee!

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Ah! You inspire me so much! Seriously - you do. Can we email training schedules puuuleaze???? I need a good one that I can do with a child (well, he doesn't have to come along, but you know what I mean). If you can do it with two babies- I have no more excuses! :)

stephaniexrobertson@gmail.com

help me! thanks :)

The Woolner Family said...

I think I'm gonna have to see a picture of this t-shirt before I can comment further. My brother-in-law did it for a Nike team once and he got a prototype of their watches before they came out with them (he gave the watch to me, so that was awesome)

John and Jess said...

There were a bunch of runners from the Hood to Coast that ate at my work on Saturday! They were so hungry! lol
Congrats! Thats awesome! I should so it next year for sure :)

Claire said...

Yeah, I did notice that the shirt was pretty sweet. I was going to ask you where you got it, but then I read it and, well... duh. But I for sure want to get one (without actually having to do Hood to Coast).

Dani said...

Ok... your blog seriously cracks me up... I am reading this instead of family search indexing! Thanks for the giggles.

Nattie said...

Hooray for midnight racing! I think I will ALWAYS let you do my running for me. I'll stick with yoga.

Trujillo family said...

That is soooo awesome!! I really do want to start running. I think you are an inspiration to all of us. thanks!!

Bart's Rebecca said...

WOW! That's Awsome May! Congrats!