Three days to race day. I fly off to Portland, Oregon for the Nike Hood to Coast Relay tomorrow! To say that I am excited would be an understatement. Can you see me doing cartwheels?!
Last week, I received a detailed plan for our team: “Chili Crabs.” I’m Runner No. 10 in a team of 12. Each of us will be running three legs each. I’ll be running Legs 10 (6.43 miles – moderate), 22 (6.81 miles – hard), and 34 (4.13 miles – moderate). Click here for course map. The distance is manageable, but the terrain, temperature, and my ability to run with little sleep in the dark will be a fun challenge. Truth be told, I think I’m more concerned about how to change clothes in a van full of people or if there’ll be a restroom at all in the mountains!
Today, I read through a more detailed itinerary of the entire 6-day trip, which had me raising my arms in the air yelling as if I’d won the lottery. Aside from the race, I was looking forward to touring Nike Campus. I thought we would roam about, go shopping, and perhaps look for Lance in the area (oh, I think that’s just me!) But, I was overjoyed to see this on our schedule: CAMPUS JOG. Woohoo, we’re even going to run in there a couple of days before the race! And, it doesn’t stop there. We also have a WILDWOOD TRAIL RUN pencilled into the sched! This is truly a runner’s adventure and, to be honest with you, I couldn’t have thought of a better trip for the runaholic that I am. I cannot wait!
As of this writing, I’ve just finished most of my work deadlines, which clears the rest of the day for the following important activities before I leave for Oregon tomorrow:
- Run 10k
- Meet with iamNinoy Runner Group steercom
- Shop for toiletries and snacks
- Bond with the kiddos
- Figure out how to use Twitter on my cell so I can update you (and the hubby who will be missing me lots!)