Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What #lucky13 Has In Store For Me

It seems like only yesterday I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I received an email from Mason, the Chief Hydration Officer at NUUN, asking me join the NUUN team for Ragnar Northwest Passage!  Well my excitement surpassed that when the people at NUUN selected ME to be an AMBASSADOR for their product; which means they believe I am a user of their product, who will be able to provide a significant impact, positive influence, and an increased awareness of NUUN products, within their social and professional communities.  What is NUUN?  NUUN is hydration, without the sugar – a refreshing alternative to many of the options in the beverage market today.  Packed with electrolytes, light flavor, no sugars or carbs, and portable, Nuun Active Hydration is the perfect sports drink for ME and YOU! I have been using NUUN for almost 2 years, and for anyone who knows me, they know I love it. I love the light refreshing flavors of NUUN, I love the convenient tubes that NUUN tabs come in, but perhaps most important I love the people of NUUN.  NUUN is my drink of choice, whether I am going on a Saturday run with friends, am starting my third leg of a relay, or am running a marathon....and I can't wait to continue to spread the NUUN love one tab at a time!

Photo courtesy of fellow NUUN ambassador, Meghan Manaois

Thanks to NUUN giving me the opportunity to run Ragnar Northwest Passage I discovered a new running passion of mine...RELAYS!!! There is something unique, one of a kind, words-can't-explain amazing about being in a van with 12 friends {or random people who quickly become close friends}, running through headlight-and-flashing-light lit streets at 3am, forming spirit tunnels for runners, and being beyond grateful for a hot shower and a bar of soap! After finishing Ragnar NWP, I knew I had to do another relay, and joined a team for Ragnar Napa.  When I received an email from Ragnar regarding their ambassador program, I knew I had to apply! It's a no-brainer to be an ambassador for something you truly love! And whether or not I was actually selected, I would still be an ambassador, because I just get giddy when I think of joining 12 people for such an amazing overnight adventure.  Well giddy I was when I received this:

I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to rock my ambassador gear and spread the Ragnar excitement.   So what is my next relay you ask?? I am for sure doing Ragnar Tennessee.  But I want to do them all, and call me crazy, but want to run one as part of an ultra team {6 runners, instead of 12}, so if you're looking for an additional runner, hit me up!  

So just when I thought things couldn't get any better, I heard this amazing news:

And of course, NUUN is my hydration of choice when I run a Ragnar Relay:

As if #lucky13 isn't already off to a great start, I have one more thing to add: After not being able to complete the half ironman I was signed up for in June of 2011 due to a bike accident that resulted in a broken collar bone requiring surgery, I have decided to give it another shot and will be celebration my 30th birthday by doing:

I want to hear from YOU: What's your favorite flavor of NUUN? What is your favorite Ragnar Relay, or what one would you like to do? And if you have done a half ironman, any words of advice?


  1. What a good news blog post - congrats on all of it! I'm a fan of Strawberry Lemonade, but I can't wait for Cherry Limeade. And I want to run Florida Keys!

  2. I am glad that we are Nuun ambassadors together!!!! Super cool that you are a Ragnar Ambassador too. I can't imagine a better person to represent Ragnar.

    I am really excited that you signed up for Lake Stevens!!! There is now way that I would ever be able to do a 1/2 IM this year, but it does intrigue me for the future.

  3. Wow girl...2013 is going to be an amazing year for you! How perfect was it that Nuun and Ragnar hooked up and you became an ambassador for both! When do I get to SEE you again???

  4. grapefruit. And ANYONE who knows you KNOWS how much you love NUUN! You are a perfect ambassador!! Great post! Can't wait to join this addiction in Tennessee!

  5. I want to do Ragnar FL Keys as an Ultra with you! But....I don't even know if I'll be employed or where I'll be living, come Jan 2014, so I'm too scared to actually make legit plans!

    When is this half ironman? Can I come cheer for you??

  6. Hey Holly--I am Leslie. I am also a NWP Ragnar ambassador. I came to your sight to see if you had a logo to put on your blog. You don't so that doesn't help me. :( but I came across this post. I love Nuun too. I actually applied to be an ambassador also!
    My favorite flavor of Nuun is: fruit punch. I can't wait to try the cherry limade.
    I have done NWP the last 2 years. 1 regular team and 1 ultra team. This year I am doing NWP ultra again and LV ultra. Super excited!!