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Day 1– Hood to Coast

I must apologize in advance… there is going to be a lot of posts on this.

Wednesday, I headed out to the West Coast to run Hood to Coast with Nuun Hydration. I left out of Birmingham REALLY early.. so early, I caught the sunrise on the tarmac.

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I had a small layover in Houston and then I began my 4 1/2 hour flight to Seattle…. where I got the most spectacular view of Mt Rainier. IMG_3848.JPG

Several teammates were already in town and still trickling in, so we all decided to grab some lunch and head to Pike Place Market. Never having been to Seattle, I had to hit up all touristy stops:

 

The very first Starbucks…. Yes, I had to wait in line, and no it didn’t really taste any different than normal Starbucks. IMG_3860.JPG

Our first team building activity was sticking our gum on the gum wall… I can’t remember who has the group shot of this, but I accidentally touched someone’s old gum. DISGUSTING.

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After that, we headed back to the hotel and got ready to hit up The Seattle Sounders soccer game. This was my first MLS game and I gotta say, my SEC loving self, did NOT enjoy the lack of scoring. But, the atmosphere was amazing and I was super jazzed to be inside the Seahawks stadium. IMG_3874.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

People were still trickling in at that point and some were eating in the hotel bar, so being the gracious teammates we were, we stopped and had a drink with them…. and then George bought a round of Fireball Whiskey shots, and I got a little nervous about things… but since I had been up for about 21 hours, I headed straight to bed!

Van Deuce’s 1st pic!

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There is more to come, you guys…. Stay tuned!

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  1. That shot of Mount Rainier is absolutely amazing! I’ve always wanted to visit Pike Place Market. It looks like such a cool place.

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