Formalities out of the way first -
The final long-long run of Ragnar-Eugene training is in the books. 22 miles of shockingly amazing, life-changing, #LRhater president resignation run bliss.
I know you probably think I’m being sarcastic or an asshole or something, but I swear I’m not. I freaking loved this run. Every step. Really.
And, I know I know, I said before that I simply CANNOT run without music, buuuuut… yeah. All 22 miles music-free. Earbuds in but never pressed play.
Please don’t leave. It’s really still me. The same Sarah OUaL. I haven’t been kidnapped and LR Haters Annonymous isn’t pointing a gun at my head making me say these things. Pinky prom.
I’m not 100% sure where the credit is deserved – the massive amounts of carbs I ate Friday (including an AMAZING and GIANT oatmeal raisin cookie from Specialtys)? extra hydration during the run? kicking my shitty ‘tude to the curb and actually trying to enjoy myself and my surroundings?
Whatever it was, I sure as hell hope it shows up again on race day(s). Which, btw, are coming up fast. WAY fast.
It’s taper time, baby.
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In almost as exciting, and mostly related news, guess what I finished yesterday?
Dun dun dun dunnnnnnn…
My OUaL for Nuun HTC Campaign!
Nuun is once again sponsoring teams of running bloggers for the Hood to Coast relay this summer in Oregon. Y’all know I’m a huge Nuun-fan – from Track Party to Cocktail Party – it’s definitely a staple in my daily AND running life. So I figured it only fitting I throw in my bid for a spot on one of the teams.
And here it is. In all of its OUaL’y awkward photo and picnik’d glory.
Maybe I should have waited to see if I survive Ragnar before offering to run a second relay…??