Thursday, March 20, 2014

They say it's your birthday... It's my birthday too! Yeah!

Happy First Day of Spring!!!  And, Happy birthday to me....

Honestly, my expectation are kinda low.  I put so much energy into the kids' birthday that I'm happy to just sleep in and shave my legs. 

Today, I woke up to a fantastic breakfast of banana and neufchâtel cheese stuffed french toast.  The kids ate my fruit flowers...  :)  

After breakfast, I got on o the computer to check my email... Cute.  Google knows it's my birthday.  That's either nice, or creepy. 

This is all the cake I need today....

So, once I got into my email..... I see....

"Congratulations, Hood to Coast Winner!" 

 Hood to Coast is a 199 mile relay for teams of 12 (8 minimum) from Mount Hood to Seaside, Oregon.  It's a bit difficult to get into with a lottery system, on top of all the other hoops to go through (training, van rentals, hotel?  beach house?, gas, team member deposits and the like....)

Something to dream about...  but something I was also feeling like was for the "real" runners.  Something i wasn't sure I'd ever qualify for.

Well, in steps MaryAlicia from RunOregon blog who mentions a giveaway going on with Nuun for a race registration (for a whole team!) into the race.

I WON!!!

Happy birthday to me!!  Best present ever!  Can I do this?!  Holy mackerel.

And now I have more friends than spots available on my new birthday bash team!

Team name ideas?
Tips for running a relay?


  1. AWESOME! HTC is on my bucket list, I've entered to win an entry too, if that doesn't work, I'll be stalking craigslist for teams that are seeking an extra runner as the day gets closer. :-)

  2. That is so amazing! I know that the Running Betties name is already taken, but maybe there's a spin-off name. Swift Betties, Sweaty Betties, Steady Betties....would that take away from the Ragnar team's fun?

  3. Happy birthday and congrats on the registration win!!

  4. grats!! What an amazing Birthday gift and so honored you asked me on the team. TYTY