Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Bit of a Hood to Coast Recap

I seriously have no idea what I'm doing right now. Y'see, I reverted a bit back to my chaos mode after getting back from Hood to Coast and-

Oh yes! Hood To Coast!

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll see that I actually used my Twitter to comment along the way. One of the other members of the team is a Journalism professor, and he talked about many people use Twitter during the HTC for updates. It ended up being really useful! For instance, there was a fire at one of the areas and because of Twitter I knew about it early on.

As for the race itself... Well, it's hard to describe. The whole thing is like a mix of a road trip and a race. Okay, I guess that's obvious but it's the only way I know how to describe it. The time went by in weird ways. For instance, when you drove to each stop it felt like no time at all. However by the time your van is done with their first legs, it's already been five or so hours. On the other hand, naps that went for a half hour felt like three hours of sleep.

It's crazy, but the things that seemed really funny or seemed terrible are already disappearing. What I mean is  it's hard to find an example of a specific moment that made the whole thing good. Still, it was good.
Although it was pretty funny when Rob almost spit on another runner on accident who snuck up on him. Or when a deer crossed the road, giving us a different type of "roadkill". Do either of those sound that funny to you? I doubt it. But here I am, telling you they were some of the funny things.
It was nice to be on a team that has done it a lot, because they can handle emergencies. Our emergency? Van two broke down. Scary, right? But they figured it out quickly and efficiently.

Would I do it again? Right now, I'm not sure. Am I glad I did it? Absolutely. My sister is already WAY on board to do it again. I'd like to do leg one myself. Hmm. Maybe that means I do want to do it again.
I really want to watch the movie now.

As you know, I'm already getting ready for the next adventure. I fly tomorrow! Crazy. I keep on worrying about forgetting something, or losing myself, or I dunno, but right now there's not much I can do. Just getting my last appointments done. About an hour ago I had a dentist appointment. I have a cavity. Oh really, the gaping hole in my tooth is a cavity? I had no idea. Right after I come back I have to fill it. Joy.

For now, I don't know what else to say. I was a bit nervous about posting HTC stuff simply because I don't have all of the pictures yet. I know, I said I would take a lot but it's a lot harder to get picture than you would think. Most of my pictures are of my other teammates handing off the slapbraclet on the first leg.
Our Van! 

The mountain didn't even look real. It was crazy.

The start line!
I'll add more when I get them.
What's the strangest race/event you've ever been a part of?

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