|Nolana, Morena, Portia and Me|
We all felt like we knew each other already, even if we hadn't met in real life. Thank you Twitter!
We were inspired by our fellow teammates, and amazing speakers we were so lucky to have in attendance.
|Linsey Corbin, who just set the record for fastest Ironman by an American female!|
|Stephanie Howe this year's Western States champ!|
|Jay Dicharry, legendary PT and author of Anatomy for Runners|
|And of course, our very own Kate Grace, Lauren Fleshman and Kara Goucher (via Skype) - pictured with the aforementioned Stephanie Howe|
We ran at nearly 4,000 feet elevation - which, for many of us, was HARD, yo. (Having unlimited Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale post race made up for it.)
We were blown away by the beauty of Smith Rock. I need to go back there ASAP.
|I miss hiking...|
|Actually not a beer - I may now be addicted to Kombucha...|
We were led in campfire songs by Lauren Fleshman, like whoa.
We ran the river trail along the Deschutes, which was right behind our resort.
We shopped and imbibed as much as possible in town. Bend is adorable.
We ate our last dinner together alfresco at sunset, which included amazing street tacos and doughnuts for dessert!
|Me and one of my roommies, Raine who I got to spend the most time with - love her!|
Yes, this was the most bare bones post ever, but it would really take way too long to go into every wonderful detail of this amazing trip. Many times I found myself saying that it's a lot like Ragnar, but with a little more sleep and a lot more showers: bonding, running, great times and so many inside jokes (Sir, this bus is on fire! & She's living her best life!). I'm so thankful to Oiselle for the years of camaraderie and to Sally, Sarah, Kristin, Katie the Little Wing gals and everyone at The Nest that made this all possible. We made memories that will last a lifetime. We were 'living our best life' last week, that is for sure. I already miss you Bend, and can't wait to see you again...