Hood to Coast is a 200-mile relay race in Oregon. Teams of 12 runners complete the race in 30 hours. You sleep on the ground, you don't shower, and you're trapped in a van with some seriously stinky people. And yet, I've run the race three times with my family. Each time has been life altering in it’s own way. It tests physical and mental endurance, and the ability to keep calm and keep running even when your headlight goes out in the woods at 3 A.M.
My dog, Piggle. She has way too much attitude for a dog her size but I still love her.