Whidbey Island - We've Arrived!

We've arrived in Oak Harbor, Washington! What an absolutely beautiful place! Although, Nate was quick to point out that there hasn't been much flat driving since we arrived on Whidbey Island. Hmmm... 26.2 miles of this up and down might be pretty tough!

It's been a bit of a long travel day, starting with a 12:30 departure from Northfield. Our flight to Seattle left at 3 and we touched down at 6:45. It was green! So beautiful to smell the rain and see leaves on the trees. We left 6 inches of fresh snow in Minnesota this morning, and the forecast is calling for another 6 on Sunday and even more Wednesday of next week. I'm so very glad to leave that behind.  We're finally at our hotel ready to head to bed at 1am CST.  Yikes.

We then boarded a bus to get to Whidbey Island. About 30 minutes into it, our bus pulled onto a ferry and we got to cross Puget Sound on it. Beautiful!

Tomorrow I'll head to the expo for both of my presentations. They center around dreaming big and getting after it. I'm excited to reach out to the audience and hope everything goes well!

Then... time to prep for an epic long run workout on Sunday! I cannot wait to run this marathon (minus the whole 26.2 miles – a little long :)) - I can already tell this will be the most beautiful marathon I've ever done!

RW's showcase race for April!

Also, check out the beautiful pictures on the marathon site: (note: not referring to my own, ha)

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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