Tuesday, May 29, 2012

reach the beach: (a sorta) recap

I owe you all so many blog entries about the fun things I've been doing lately. But since I got home at around 11pm last night from Bar Harbor and am on a 7am flight tomorrow morning to Puerto Rico you'll get a little bit of updating, a few pictures and a promise that the rest is coming as soon as life calms down just a little bit..

Reach the Beach was May 18-19. It was epic. And HOT. But at least I didn't have to run up a mountain and I didn't get the worst sunburn in the entire world. I loved my team, and especially my van, beyond words. Not only did we laugh non-stop for the entire relay, but they were the most supportive group a girl could ask for. When I wanted to lay down in the street and just let myself get run over by a van, they were there to keep me going. Also, they are all SO FAST. I'm pretty sure that I was the slowest one on the team. Sorry guys. That made me feel a little bad, but I'd like to hope that my driving skills and witty banter made up for what I lacked in pace.

For those of you who have never done Reach the Beach and are wondering: what does one do at a 24 hour, 12 person, 200 mile relay? The answer is simple:

Take lots of pictures with friends

Decorate your van. Well, actually Danielle took care of that, but we rode around in it and told her what an awesome job she did. That's pretty much the same thing, right? 

Give lots of thumbs up. For yourself, your teammates, and random strangers who are also crazy enough to embark on such a mission

Give the stink eye to everyone. Why? Why not.

Hardly ever sleep. And when you do, look at beautiful as possible. If not, it ruins your street cred.

Pose for more pictures. Obviously.

Wait.. what am I forgetting? I can't quite think of it.. oh right.. RUN. You're supposed to RUN during Reach the Beach. 16.5 miles for me this year!

REACH THE BEACH. And then steal artsy pictures from your teammates.

Seems easy enough, right?

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