Monday, August 27, 2012

I am a HOOD to COAST finisher! Thank you NUUN!

I am back from PARADISE...aka Oregon.
The most beautiful place I have seen in the USA so far for sure.

I am not ready for recaps yet....and like some of my teammates have said today in other posts on their blogs, I will say that it is coming your way and if you are having an indigestion of NUUN-HOOD to COAST posts well.... well nothing come to think of it.  You don't have to read everything but I sure have to WRITE everything because I don't want to forget any part of it.. (well maybe one part..more on that this week..)

Here's what I'll say for now:
  • It was one of the best experience of my life.
  • It was for sure the highlight of my short running life by far.
  • I feel very grateful.
  • I met some really nice and kind people.
  • I have never worn that much pink in my life.
  • I could move to Seattle or Oregon tomorrow.
  • My legs are so trashed right now
  • I am so happy I got to do this.
More importantly :

HUGE thank you to everyone at NUUN.

They took such good care of all of us. 
They went more than out of their ways to make us feel welcomed. 
Their generosity and kindness was endless.
They could not have done more to make this the experience of a lifetime.

Told you...lots of pink..

Hood to Coast Finisher


 


 

29 comments:

Kimert said...

Congrats! I have enjoyed following everyone via Twitter and blogs. Looks like an amazing experience!

Linda W. said...

Glad you had a good time. Yes, I think Oregon is paradise too.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I live in paradise? Are you sure?
I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back soon!

Laura said...

So wonderful meeting you Caroline!! Let me know if you wanna move out to the Pacific NW and I'll be your roommate ! xoxo

dreambigrunner.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was stalking twitter over the weekend and already saw some great pictures. Can't wait to hear all the details about the race!

Nelly said...

Glad that it was a great experience!

I will say that Seattle and Oregon are gorgeous states. Though it does rain/foggy all the time, so that would be a big change from you going from So Cal to there.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

So glad you got home safely Caroline! I was so incredibly happy to meet you, and I can't wait to see you again. That picture of you at the finish is incredible :)

Boston Bound Brunette said...

So glad you had a great time! I want to hear all about it. Everyone seems to have had a blast!

Yo Momma Runs said...

Congrats on finishing such a challenging relay! Can't wait to read more about the trip.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

i loved reading this and i will love to read every single thing you have to write about it from here on out! meeting you was a JOY and i am so grateful to have shared part of this adventure with you. sending you lots and lots of love! xoxo

kristen said...

Congratulations Caroline! I know how excited you were for this and I'm so glad you had so much fun! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats, I am so happy for you

Elizabeth said...

this made me smile. :) it was great meeting you-even though we didn’t get to spend as much time together. hopefully we will see each other soon!

bobbi said...

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but out of ALL the HTCers, I am MOST excited to read YOUR recaps. Congrats - I'm glad it was everything you dreamed it would be!

Denise said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome! Can't wait for all the recaps to come in.

Hey on a side note - did you know we are getting our very own Lululemon in our "tiny" town?!! I discovered it while making a trip to Sprouts this weekend. It opens this Friday.

Running Girl said...

Loved reading all of the recaps! It was emotional to write mine - and I adore your finish line picture. Wish I would have thought to take one, but I was in Van 1, and we had already showered & changed before we hit the finish. Next year! :-)

Congrats - I'm a Seattle girl contemplating a move to Portland- LOVE the northwest!!!

Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca said...

Congrats on the Hood to Coast! I can't wait to read your recap!!

Canuck Mom said...

Congrats on finishing it!! Great job!!

Sam said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read all about it!

Jill said...

Awe, so glad you had such a fantastic time. Love the picture of Mt. Hood in the background! :)

Darlene said...

Glad you had fun. can't wait to read about it.

Ed said...

Looks like a great time had by all---congrats!

Katie McFarland said...

I was so happy to get to meet you this past weekend. You were so much fun to be around! I'm glad we got to do the NuunHunt together!

Terzah said...

I'm SO glad you had such fun and I'm looking forward to reading your recap. I feel that way about that part of the country too.....nice and cool up there, and so pretty.

Lauren said...

So happy to have met AND shared a van with you this past weekend! You didn't let anything get you down or hold you back during the relay - and that, my friend, was incredibly inspiring! Can't wait to read all of your recaps!

Kate said...

SO happy it was such a wonderful experience for you...and I thought it would be! Can't wait to hear some more details. :)

Fruit Fly said...

Aww, I'm glad you enjoyed our state so much!
Congrats!!

Lindsay said...

So much pink!!

It was so great to meet you. Let me know when you're moving to Seattle. :-P

Corey said...

I love the before the race and after the race pics right there together! Your smile in both of them is so crazy big and shows how excited you were both before and after!!! It was awesome to get to meet you...I hope to get to spend more time with you soon!? P.S. You seriously ROCKED the pink :)