Friday, February 12, 2010

Exciting news!



Well I don't know why I waited until today to post about the exciting news I got this week, I guess things were just busy. Anyway, I got the awesome news yesterday that I've been called up to join the Green Mountain Relay team of fellow NYC runner and tweeter, TK (more commonly known as Pigtails Flying). For a while now I've been standing by as one of the alternates, secretly hoping someone would drop out so I could take over!
I'm totally psyched for the relay, I only know one other team member so far, and only through Twitter and his podcast, The Dump Runners Club and that is Matt. I hope to meet a few more folks at the happy hour this week. Our team name is "Slow White and the Eleven Dwarves". Judging by the emails that have been going around for the last month or so between team members, I think its going to be a hoot.

Here's what I've gathered so far about the relay-
-Its 200 miles from the town of Jeffersonville to the town of Bennington
-There are 36 legs which includes 7 covered bridges (ooh i love those)
-Each person on a competitive 12-member team runs three legs of the race in rotation, with legs averaging 5.6 miles in distance
-It's beautiful (I love New England in the springtime, I lived in NH for 4 years and miss the open skies and clean air, I can't wait!)
- It is in 126 days
- TK has done it twice and lived to blog about it here and here
-You're not allowed to wear headphones or pee in anyones yard
-According to Running into the Sun there may be some Ben&Jerry's involved
- It's going to take my usual hill runs to a new level!! Check out the elevation profile :)


5 comments:

  1. Oh wow Aimster that is very exciting news indeed. I hope you and your team mates have a blast!!!!

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  2. Amy baby! I LOVE this post! You are going to love the team, it's a great group of "kids." I laughed at this bullet:

    -You're not allowed to wear headphones or pee in anyones yard

    Safety is very important (headphones) and honestly, we don't want to see you pee in anyone's yard. Teammatery only goes so far.

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  3. Wow. I have to say that i am kind of jealous. That looks like so much fun! Although those hills seem a bit rough

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  4. Yay!

    I am looking forward to meeting you in real life and running with you.

    -Matt

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  5. :) Thanks everyone.
    Matt I am looking forward to meeting you too!

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