That’s right, I’m taking the easy way out this week and bringing The Rundown to you in pictures. Why? Oh let me see, it could be because I was in a van with six other women, running 200 miles from Canon Mountain, NH to Hampton Beach, NH from 4:30am Friday until 5:30pm Saturday night. This 34 hour Reach The Beach Relay race also included a 9.5 mile run at 1AM, for yours truly. I’m stunned that I can even post pictures at this point. I hope the following makes sense…

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

RUNNING: All I did was run. Including the Reach the Beach race, I ran a total of 42 miles this past week. I also got to run in Boston on Thursday morning, which makes me happier then I can possibly tell you.

The Boston Common is my happy place.

The Boston Common is my happy place.

 

CYCLING: I taught only one spin class, so this was a sad mileage week. I managed 26ish miles in that class. I suck, and I have no picture to prove it.

CROSS-TRAINING: Um, living in a van for two days? Not using a real toilet during that time? Yes and (unfortunately) yes.

I live in a van. Sometimes we park it near a river.

I live in a van. Sometimes we park it near a river.

 

RACING: I could post 10,000 pictures here but, I’ll save that for my Reach The Beach relay race re-cap post!

I'm smiling because this was my first leg of the relay and I had slept in a bed the night before.

I’m smiling because this was my first leg of the relay, and I had slept in a bed the night before. Oh, and because I had already passed 8 people, hence the eight fingers up.

FUEL: This really needs no words but here I am typing anyway…

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THINGS I LOVE: The boys at their first track practice!

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That’s Vaughn waving to the camera.

 

THINGS I DON’T LOVE AS MUCH: Missing the boys first track practice because I was running a two-day race!

MUSIC:  This was the very first time I listened to music during a race. Sadly, I have no picture to represent that.

TV: The Packers just won. I can’t ask for much more.

READING: I’m so glad to not be reading maps of transition areas and/or elevation gain and losses for my next leg of the relay.

RANDOM QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Now we’re cooking with corn oil!” – Lorriane at Run Wifey Run – do yourself a favor and check her out!

There was no one else I would rather have been in a van with than this woman. The only thing we disagreed on was day-glo jackets.

There was no one else I would rather have been in a van with, than this woman. The only thing we disagreed on was day-glo jackets.

 

Can you post a picture in the comments? Give it a try!

What did you do all weekend?