But, Hood to Coast baby. . . it was amazing, and dramatic & awesome.
Here's half of my team (Van 1) at Timberline Lodge, about an hour before our start time.
And, me, right before my leg down Mt. Hood!
Me (in the purple) at the end of the first exchange - just finished pounding down Mt. Hood. . . Oh, my quads.
We had such a crazy experience - Van 2 broke down, a runner got sick, a huge fire closed one of the roads & one of our runners had to add extra miles to get through the detour, we lost our slap band, got caught in a 3 hour traffic jam on our way to our "sleeping" area (I use that description loosely, given the 2 hours of sleep we got), our last runner got pointed in the wrong direction & ended up adding six extra miles to the finish (with about 50 other runners). . . it was nuts. And, easily one of the best experiences of my life. So, so, so much more to come, but if you ever get a chance to run this relay - DO IT! You will not regret it.
I promise a full recap, plus more regular blogging!