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MayPac Redux for ESPN The Magazine

Catching up on past work….The May 2015 Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was billed as the fight of the century. On assignment for ESPN The Magazine, I spent the day on the Las Vegas Strip with tourists in town for the fight hype. These were a few of my favorites from the day.

UNLV students, Destiny Penna, left, and Chaslina Cress work as showgirls for tips while friends from Bronx, New York - who came to Las Vegas for the fight, pose for a group selfie outside the MGM Grand in the midst of pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Jay Beets, center, of Chicago, Ilinois, isn't sure where he's watching the fight yet, seen outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fans take pictures with Floyd Mayweather's bus in front of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fred Barnes, of Shreveport, Louisiana, on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Irony, during the pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Claudi Ruiz, left, and Karla Silva, of Los Angeles, Calif., pause outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Beau Swindall, of Dallas, Texas, heads into the closed circuit viewing of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Programs go for $30 at the door to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Tourists watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight through a Monte Carlo bar window from the Las Vegas Strip, on Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

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Hood to Coast 2015

Last weekend 12 friends descended on PDX to load into two vans and journey 198 miles on foot through sun, torrential rain and gale force winds from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon in a little under 33 hours. It was epic, non-stop fun with a stellar group of photographers, a few spouses, and a few of Craig’s old friends and family as we ran the mother of all relays, Hood to Coast, as Team Awesome Sauce.

It was my first trip away from my 15-month-old son, who is still breastfeeding, and the longest I’ve ever been away from my 3 year old. I had been torn about following through on the race for months and being away from the babes, even after signing on a year earlier, but I am so thankful I did.

Hood to Coast was my version of a radical vacation:

/ Great friends ( Lisa, Bruce, Craig, Sandy & Chris – for the linkable photogs)

/ Adventure (that time we went to the wrong exchange and Bruce had to wait a half an hour, or I ran 5 miles at 3am in a hard downpour in the pitch black with a lightening storm as my guide)

/ Grueling physical feats (we each ran 14-20 miles across three legs in under 24 hours. The hardest part was running 5-7 miles and jumping straight into the van. Over. And over. And over.)

/ Pacific Coast Pie Company (surprise bday pie for Bruce between legs 1&2,)  Voodoo Donuts (thanks to Tim at exchange 6,) and Dutch Bros

/ Oregon. Oh I have missed you and your people.

/ Just enough photo geeking to feel at home

This cartoon pretty much sums it up.

Here is a diptych’d glimpse of our rolling running party, made with my cell phone. You have to check out Sandy’s pics and write up on the adventure too!

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

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