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Friday, August 19, 2011

As some of my friends who have been around a while know, and those of you who are new are about to find out, I'm a bit obsessed with Hood to Coast - the mother of all relays!

Here's my blog about showing up at one of the exchange points last year and meeting some SparkPeople.

This year, I'm a volunteering on behalf of our Sparkin' Hood to Coast team, and will actually be working Exchange 14 this year. Yay!

Then.. our Coasties and Ghosties HTC team put out a call for more ghosts. Ghosts run the same distance, at the same time, as the Coasties.

I signed up to ghost Matt, Z's husband, Friday evening at 8:17 p.m., for 7.25 miles. I figured I'm supposed to run 11 miles on Saturday with the Tribe anyway, why not simply do it Friday night, with/for Matt?
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Here's the leg Matt will be actually running:

Bill and I plan on driving out to Exchange 14 this weekend to get an idea of where we need to be next Friday morning. Then we'll continue on, so I can get a look at Leg 15 to know what Matt will be going through.

As if that's not enough.. and it's NOT LOL I also ordered the Hood to Coast movie on DVD!

It arrived Wednesday! Hooray!
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Bill took me to see the movie when it was in theaters back in February, I think it was. Loved it! Totally loved it, and was in awe of the teams and the stories. Fast-forward a couple of weeks and I went to the Galloway Training group run for the first time and met THE Kathy who was featured in the HTC movie.

She is the most awesome lady ever. So sweet, welcoming, and friendly!

I've been fortunate to be able to run a few more runs with her, and to watch her determination and drive to run run run. She'd mentioned that the makers of HTC the movie were doing follow-up interviews with her and the others, so I was looking forward to seeing the new footage.

It did not disappoint! 90 minutes of additional footage - outtakes and deleted scenes from the movie, the follow-up interviews, the making of the movie.. and HTC shout-outs from HTC 2008 and 2010.

I watched the shout-outs last night, and when they showed the shout-outs from 2010 I paid careful close attention. I'm glad I did.

That, my lovelies, is one half of the 2010 Sparkin' HTC team! I recognize Coach Nancy, and Mike. I recognize the other ladies, but do not know their names. That's a picture of them yelling 'go SparkPeople' while the DVD is paused on my TV LOL

Call me nuts (that is, if you haven't already) but I get the feeling that I have a HTC run in my future. Like, for reals. I've talked to a few people here at my work who are on a HTC team (The DEA Lightning Slugs) who are running, and they said there'd be a spot for me on their team next year if I was interested. That's awesome, truly. If I do it, though, I'd totally want to do it with SparkPeople. They.. YOU!!! are the reason I run... are the reason I have this obsession LOL.. are the reason my life has changed completely.

So, forgive me if I seem a bit myopic in the coming week. Seven days. Friday, August 26, 24 runners and countless ghosts will set out on an epic 2-day adventure, united by SparkPeople. I'm going to be a part of that adventure, and I cannot wait.
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    Well, of course you should run with the sparkers! That sounds totally cool, and I'm glad you get to ghost this year (although I'm not 100% certain what it is, I am 100% certain I'm behind you!).
    3629 days ago
    For reals huh? Terrific that you are that inspired by something to keep you going. I don't really have that. But I do enjoy working out, whether it is running, kickboxing, Zumba, swimming or spinning. And of course I really like the strengthen part too!

    Enjoy volunteering Candy!

    hugs, Anne
    3630 days ago
    Nice blog!
    Hope I get to meet you out there.
    I'm running on Kate's Team. Legs 5, 17 and 29.

    I leave Wednesday!
    3631 days ago
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    I think that is Maria (GLOBETREKKER) to the right of Mike (4th from the left).

    I love your blog Candy, and remember how excited I was last year. It drove me crazy when there was no cell coverage. It would be so cool to go out to an exchange and meet the runners!
    3631 days ago
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, the spark team from left to right: Penny, Nancy, Kim, Leah, Mike, Polly. I remember meeting you and Bill for the 1st time at the exchange last year. LMBO, just read your blog from then, you were so excited to do 4 miles in 76 minutes. And now you're a half marathoner!
    3631 days ago
    Now I know what HTC is and it sounds very cool! Have a wonderful time! I can see why you are so "obsessed" with it, and I can't wait to hear more about it!
    3631 days ago
    I sooooooo excited for you. How fun. And ya, I see a HTC in your future. When that happens I'll make a trip from Eastern Oregon to cheer you on! WOOT!

    emoticon and have an emoticon weekend.

    3631 days ago
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    Love it Candy!
    3631 days ago
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