Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lucky No. 7

They say when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. But what happens when life hands you nuun and the opportunity of a lifetime?

Well, you still make lemonade. Duh.

Nuun decided to name the Hood to Coast teams this year after its summer flavors, which are totes delish by the way, and I'll be representing on Team Lemonade. Probably because I can be a bit sour at times. Or because I'm bright and refreshing. Or because I look really good in yellow. Or because they did a random team generator thingy in a top secret lab.

Anyway, my cohorts in this sweaty journey will be:

Van 1
Leslie of Triathlete Treats
Lisa of Lisa Runs for Cupcakes
Jolene of Journey of a Canuck Mom on the Run
Andrea of the MF Dre
Kristen of Defy Your Limitations

Van 2
Me of this blog
Karen of Reasons to Play
Jesica of rUnladylike
Jenny of We Wander and Ponder
Holly of Leaps of Faith

I'm runner No. 7, which means I'll be the first runner in Van 2 and I'll be taking on 16.21 miles of rolling hills, long inclines and some sweet declines. And then some more inclines. I do remember requesting this spot, which ranks No. 8 in terms of mileage and fifth for difficulty, so I'm not allowed to bitch about the hills come August.

At least not publicly. (And note: I just typed pubicly but probably because Mark hasn't made me coffee yet.)

To get acquainted with Team Watermelon, check out the blogs of these lovely ladies: Mallory of Run Eat Run Eat; Kara of Welcome to Karadise; Hannah of Fit Girl. Happy Girl.; Sarah of Run Far Girl; Catey of Random Thoughts from the Zoo; Meghan of Shoe Stories; Megan of Meg Runner Girl; Lisa of RunWiki; Lindsay of Twisted Running; and Devon of Dev on Running.


  1. You are going to have a blast! Do you run all 16 some miles at the same time or is it split up? What an experience! Love the name of the teams. By the way, I found Watermelon NUUN at Mark's favorite place in Indy, REI.

    1. It's split up between three legs - my first leg is the hardest, the second less hard and the last will be easiest.

    2. That sounds more doable to me. However you could run the 16 miles straight through without a problem I'm sure.

  2. I'm so excited for you! I'm doing my first relay this summer - a 200 miler in Michigan. Our team only has 10 people so a couple people will be running extra and I'm hoping it isn't me. The whole relay thing kinda scares the bejeezus out of me.

  3. Excited to be able to pass the slap bracelet to you! :) Go Team Lemonade!

  4. I can't wait to see how you're going to train for this. I don't know much about the relays but I imagine at some point you'll be running at night and different times.

    I sprayed my black bean and corn salad after the pubic sentence.

  5. Woohoo!! I'm so excited for you! Please keep the pubic out of this.

  6. SO exciting! Can't wait to hear about your journey!! :0)

  7. Cannot wait to follow this little journey!

  8. So exciting that you get to do this! I think Jenny is from Chicago... you didn't meet her last weekend, did you?

  9. I'm so excited to be on team lemonade with you! We are going to have such a blast!!! And I'd be lying if I said I wasn't intimidated by some of the hils *says the unladylike girl who always chooses flat races.* Let the fun begin!!!