We have secured a coveted team spot for THE relay race in the US, the Hood To Coast Relay. I am guessing most of you know the race already, and if not, check out the website, its pretty epic. http://www.hoodtocoast.com/
We already know and love what you are doing out there with your blog, your friends and followers, and Nuun so we want to show our appreciation by giving you a personal invitation to apply to our all ladies, all bloggers team. The invitation to apply will go out to the masses within the next 48 hours but we wanted to give you a personal 'shout-out'. Please- feel free to pass the attached invitation onto blogger friends before then! We would love to hear from your friends and fellow runners/bloggers, and hey, who knows, you and a buddy could be doing HTC 2011 together!
Among other things we will hang out with the Nuun staff in Seattle, do crazy decorations to the team vans, caravan to the start from Seattle to Mt.Hood, run all night long, and then celebrate on the beach at the finish. It will be a great weekend!
All we need from you is the 'creative application'. Please see attached invite for more info, deadlines, and where to send the application (do not reply to this email address!).
I will either be running with you, driving the van, or helping out in some capacity so I look forward to meeting all of you in person....
***If you want to apply to for a spot on the team go HERE
Why Tall Mom would be a good teammate on the Nuun Hood to Coast all Ladies Relay Team
-I would be the first to get hit by lightning in inclement weather. Bringing "take one for the team" to a new level.
-I can see above crowds, other runners, vans, etc. this is very useful in busy areas and if a teammate goes MIA.
-I am easy to locate so hand-offs/transitions would be spot on.
-I won't complain about tight quarters because I am used to being jammed in places I don't fit in well.
-I have big clothes so if you are cold, grab my sweatshirt, it is sure to feel like a blanket.
-I always have an extra Granola bar and bottle of water to drop your Nuun tab in.
-I rarely get to eat a full meal or have a full night of sleep, so the trials of the relay will be minimal.
-Feel free to throw-up should you need to, I will hold your hair back.
-The crying, fussing, and nagging along the way will not phase me, I am used to taking care of the needs of others, I will help keep the peace (and quiet).
-Resourcefulness is my middle name, not really it is Lyn, but I have the keen ability to use what I have. Example: My brother-in-law cut his foot on a barnacle while we were at the beach, we had a 1/2 mile walk back to the car. I fashioned a baby diaper into a bandage/wrap for his foot, helping him to walk comfortably back to the car.
-I am use to being up in the middle of the night and sparking to action in an instant, this will come in handy for the night legs.
-Since I am 6'0 I have a large frame for any marketing materials, tattoos, socks, visor, etc… Use me as a Running billboard.
-I have been practicing my Nuun-tails, I can be Tall Mom the Nuun-tender, Lemon+ Lime/Tri-berry coming up.
-Nuun should be represented by people who use and love the product, that is ME!!
-"The average person sweats between 27 to 47 ounces per hour while running. Nuun hydrates optimally with low acidity and quick absorption Rates." I sweat more than the Average person, for my own safety I should be on the Nuun team ;)
-Nuun is based in Seattle, I grew up 45 minutes South of Seattle, so Nuun and I grew up together.
-I would run to the Moon for Nuun (Yes folks Nuun is pronounced 'Noon')
Since I saw Hood to Coast the Movie last year I have been JAZZED about running the relay. I was SAD to learn that I had already missed the cut for 2011. I put aside my dreams and was planning to FIND A WAY and a team for 2012. As a Mom, Wife, Runner and Full Time Career woman it is hard to pull together the logistics for a Relay Team. I am an Event Planner, I could do it, but it would be HARD and very taxing. Team Nuun is my chance to be a part of something so special without putting the extra time constraints on my family. This is the IDEAL situation for me. To top it off I will get to see my Blogger friends and meet new Bloggy Buddies. What an Experience!! 200 miles, 12 Female Bloggers, Hood to Coast, GO TEAM NUUN!! Just Imagine the Blog posts leading up to the event, the pictures taken, relationships built, and the various ways the stories will be told after.. It is going to be EPIC!! I hope that I will have the great HONOR to be a part of this all Female tea representing Nuun at Hood to Coast.
- Please leave a comment to let Nuun know why you think Tall Mom would be good for the team.
- Are you going to put in an application?? Let me know!!