Monday, August 20, 2012

Something for my first leg at Hood to Coast and a winner

Yesterday I ran 5.5 miles.
It was not pain free.
I am tired of this crap groin pain................

Nothing can put me in a bad mood this week.

It is HOOD TO COAST WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is finally here!

Now because I still have pain and because I want to do all I can to be as OK as can be comes Friday.  I will rest more this week.  Like today I am resting after running Saturday and Sunday.  Tomorrow an easy 3 miler and rest Wednesday and Thursday.

I am running leg 1 and it is all downhill and rated VERY HARD.  If you have seen the movie you know it is no joke.

Another thing that makes me happy:

It's coming with me to Oregon, so we will stay in touch!!!

One more thing that makes me happy:  Announcing the winner of my NUUN Giveaway:

Brand New Marathoner and also heading to Hood to Coast this week:
Christy!!!!!!!!  Congrats Christy and email me your address!


Back to HTC for something important to me.
I wanted to remember 2 runners who did what we do many times every week:  They went for a run.   Sadly, they never came back home.  I think about them both often although I never knew them.  I know how lucky I am to be able to run HTC or any run actually, so I am taking them on my back for that first leg down Mount Hood.  I made this bib:

If you don't know their stories

Sherry Arnold here.
Sarah Hart here.


misszippy said...

Good for you, Caroline! Nice to see you carry their spirit with you.

Glad you are feeling somewhat better--keep doing what you are doing so that you can push through!

Terzah said...

You are being wise to take care of yourself! I think you will have fun, and it's so nice of you to make this big event a memory run. I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Yay so excited to win the giveaway and get to of Hood to Coast and then I read the rest and seriously had a little bit of a cry. I would love to wear that for my first leg too where did you get it?

XLMIC said...

Super sweet memorial :) I love it.

Be good to your body...stop cursing it. It is telling you something and if you don't listen it will just start yelling more loudly. I speak from experience.

You will be awesome charging down the mountain! So looking forward to meeting you :)

Ed said...

Awesome...can not wait to hear your story..

ShutUpandRun said...

Beautiful, thanks for helping Sherry and Sarah's stories to stay in our hearts.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Very thoughtful of you to run for these two women. I love your kind heart! I hope you have a blast this weekend! I will see you bright and early Wednesday morning!

Jill said...

What a great sole you have, I'm sure those woman will be honored for you to be running for them (they're watching, I'm convinced!). Glad you're feeling better....have a fantastic race!

Linda W. said...

What a wonderful thing to dedicate your first leg in memory of these two ladies. Have a great trip and hope I get to see you on the course.

Coy Martinez said...

I love Nuun! Always have!

Stupid groin pain. Soo annoying but you sound like you're in a good mood and that's over half the battle ya know!! Have a great time!! Hood to Coast is on my bucket list!

Carrie Skoll said...

Have a great time at Hood to Coast! I love that you are taking Sherry and Sarah with you for the run. You are wonderful.

On the Right Track said...

That is very touching...and very important that we never forget!!! I love this idea and how proud their families will be for remembering them in a fashion they both desired...running!

have a great time running Hood to Coast...but listen to your body and be careful!!! I too speak from experience, and sometimes in the end the body starts to win! Keep an eye on that groin pain ;)

Nelly said...

Enjoy Hood to Coast! Hope your groin pain goes away by then.

I finally had a chance to watch the US-Canada semifinal soccer game, here are my notes that I took while watching it:
-That game was the best womens game I've ever watched, and one of the best soccer games period I've ever seen too
-Christine Sinclair is the best player in the women's game, amazing talent, she really should have had 4 goals, but Kyle didn't pass her the ball when she was open late in 2nd half
-USA fitness seemed to be better than Canada
-Canada fouled the US a lot
-US may have overall outplayed Canada it seemed like (US had more talent overall, but Sinclair is a 1 woman team who made all the difference)
-It was a very physical game with tons of hard fouls by both sides
-Though in the end, that call on the Canada goalie in the 77th minute basically helped to decide the game. That call is bogus and should not have been made.
-Though I will say the US was on the attack and was knocking on the door late in the 2nd half, maybe the US would have scored anyways between the 77th minute and 90th minute to tie it up and send it to extra time (on this we will never know)

So I do feel bad for Canada, because in the end they likely deserved the victory over the US - even though the game was super close. It is mainly a bummer that a referees call basically decided it.

Elle said...

So love that bib you made. Very special and you are a very special person for doing it.

Enjoy your Hood to Coast!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the bib!! This gives me goose bumps. I also think about both women often. I hope your are feeling better for HTC.

Black Knight said...

A very special bib, yes I remember the stories.
I hope you will be able to run pain free.
Good luck.