I didn't do a lot of public posting on this topic, but I had submitted an application to run on Nuun's Hood to Coast team this summer. I was apprehensive about publicly posting on this topic because I spent 1/2 day you tube stalking tons of amazing video applications. I figured that there was no way I would ever get selected. I don't consider myself to be a creative person, but figured I would give it a shot. Couldn't hurt, right?
I was anxiously awaiting April 24th when Nuun would announce who had made the team. I wasn't selected, but I wasn't surprised and I wasn't disappointed. Like I said, there were thousands of applications and a lot of them were really good. I was slightly bummed, but really I was only thinking about the Eugene Marathon that was in 5 days.
Fast forward another week to May 3rd. I am leaving work and see that I have an email with the subject: want to run Ragnar with us? At first glance I thought it was an email from Lora at Crazy Running Girl who had been talking about forming a Ragnar Adirondacks team. I noticed that the email wasn't from her so I opened it. My heart literally stopped beating. It was an email from Mason Reay the President & CEO of Nuun. Huh?!
In short he had been in Eugene over the weekend and congratulated me on my marathon (why thank you!) and went on to say that there were literally hundreds of HTC applications from the Pac NW and that they couldn't pick all of their favorites. With that being said, Nuun had decided to form a team for the Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay and he wanted to know if I wanted to run with them this July. Say what? OF COURSE!!!! I emailed Mason back and may have said that he had just made my year. Literally, I think that he did!
I couldn't wait to tell Mr. Healthy Diva because he spent a lot of time working on my video that I had submitted. He promptly told me that I had to post the video on my blog. He actually badgered me about posting it all weekend and I purposely put it off. It's a cute video, but by no means artistic so keep that in mind.
Summer and July can't come soon enough- I am really looking forward to the weekend of July 20th & 21st. I can't wait to meet all of my teammates in person and run from Blaine, WA to Whidby Island. YAHOO!
Here are some of my fabulous teammates!
Stacie - @skippinginsea http://skippinginseattle.wordpress.com/
Becky - @RunFunDone http://runfundone.wordpress.com/
Lauren - @marathonlar http://marathonlar.blogspot.com/
Megan - @dailysweat http://www.dailysweatblog.com/
Alanna - @lovemyrunners http://lovemyrunners.com/
Jenny - @jennypennysue http://jennypennysue.wordpress.com/
Meghan - @endurotwerd http://meghanswanderings.blogspot.com/
Holly - @hroberts123 http://www.myleaps.blogspot.com/
Thank you Nuun for selecting me. I feel so incredibly honored and ecstatic! :-)