Sunday, June 27, 2010

Seattle Recap

What a whirlwind of a weekend! Thursday was off to a rocky start when my plane had to turn around and fly back to Toronto due to cabin pressure issues. After sitting on the plane for an hour, then waiting around the airport for two and a half, we finally boarded another plane... only to wait another hour and a half to depart for the 5+ hour flight. I finally arrived in Seattle 5 hours later than planned after about 12 hours of travelling. Unfortunately this derailed some of our plans for the day, but Tall Mom was a wonderful host, picking me up from the airport (during rush hour!), getting me fed and taking me home to crash.

So many thanks to the Tall Mom family for welcoming me into their home and taking such good care of me all weekend. I could not have asked for better hosts.

On Friday we did a little shopping in the morning before lunch, then hit the race expo for some serious shopping and freebies!






(I was extremely excited about $1 Gu!)


After making our way through the crowds, we met up with Amanda and her hubby to Ride the Ducks, which allowed us to see some of the city off our feet. Our duck got stuck in some major traffic congestion, but the driver was a hoot and we had an awesome time.



We had a bit of time to kill before our big bloggy dinner, so we wandered along the water front and paused for a photo op.



Dinner was an enormous success and it was amazing to meet Kerrie, Zoe, Stacie, Sarah, Kasey, Lorian, Steph, Jill and many others! The hours passed quickly as we chatted and laughed while stuffing our faces and chugging water. Thank you so much to our local Seattle organizers, especially Mel for making it happen and Kerrie for the personalized name tags.



We eventually made it back to the Tall Mom residence to hit the sack. Mel and I both went to bed asking one another, 'Are we really running a marathon in the morning?'

To be continued......

34 comments:

Jill said...

I'd probably be crawling out of my skin with those airplane delays - ugh! Glad everything turned out well, though...looking forward to the continuation... congrats again!!! :)

Kerrie T. said...

I didn't know about all the airplane troubles. I would've been FREAKING OUT! So nice to meet you!

貢慧 said...

Quality is better than quantity.....................................................................

Bethany + Ryan said...

eek, that sucks about your airplane! so glad you had such a great time! awesome pictures! i would love to run that race one day!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ah, such a tease! Love the pics so far and I can only assume you guys had a great race too ;) After a day of traveling like that, things can only get better, right? :)

Laura said...

Can't wait to read the rest. Airplane delays bite...I am the queen of getting stuck with them.

Mark said...

Wow! Bummer on the traveling probs...sounds like a you had an exceptional time!

N.D. said...

Looks like a fun weekend after the craziness!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Yikes, what a pain about your flight, but glad you made it there and back safely!! What a blast of a weekend!

joyRuN said...

Looks like a great time the night before! And loooved your pic from your previous post :)

Teamarcia said...

Boo for the plane delay but yay fro the rest of the weekend! Can't wait to hear more!

Heather said...

Looks like you got a lot of great stuff at the expo! What a fun weekend.

Tricia said...

Loving this. So jealous of all the meet ups :)

Marky Mark said...

Rocky start-looking forward to part 2!

Indi said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time after a shaky start!! Nice job on another 26.2 completed :)

Staci Dombroski said...

I am so jealous!!!! I can't wait to hear about the race ;)

ShutUpandRun said...

It is really fun to see all you blogger girls together in one picture!!

Aneta said...

all this build up! tell us the whole story! hahhaha
ive been waiting to read about it!

sounds like ur rocky start didnt ruin ur mood! good stuff!
cools pix :)

Jess said...

Sucks about the flight delay, but it sounds awesome to have such a huge blogger meet-up! How fun. Can't wait to hear more!

Jamie said...

I feel you on the flight problems/delay. Those are no fun and can be so incredibly draining!

Love the pictures!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Miss you already!!! I will have to recap the other days pre-race but I did not have any pictures :)

X-Country2 said...

Looks like a super fun trip!

MCM Mama said...

What fun! Great pictures. Glad you managed to get there despite the delays.

Emz said...

Seriously, I just adore you.

looks like a complete blast.

Love the photos.

Love the smiles.

J said...

Wow you scored a lot of awesome stuff from the expo! That stinks about the plane troubles but at least you got there safe and sound!

runnernic.com said...

Look at all your race loot! you scored majorly! :) wahoo!!! cant wait to hear about the rest of your trip! :) love the pics so far!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Congrats on finishing ANOTHER marathon!! Great photo!

Janice {Run Far} said...

so freaking jealous. Love all the pics. Great job on the race. I know you didn't post about your race here... but I read it over at Tall mom. ;) plus FB. hee hee

ajh said...

It looks like the best meet up ever!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OOPS guess we should have posted our stories on teh same day.. sorry buddy!!!

Denise said...

i've loved seeing all the pics and reading all about this big meet up. sounds like you guys had the best time!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am already so jealous of your awesome meet up and marathon!

lindsay said...

so fun! so many bloggy friends :)

i am assuming "ride the ducks" = duck tour! those are pretty cool, and a different way to see any city. we did one in boston. probably the only way you are allowed into the charles without full body armor ;)

Chic Runner said...

I am so behind and so jealous that you had such an awesome and girl filled bloggy meetup! :) It looks like a blast and I know so many of those girls. :) And I'm super jealous of your Duck tour! I've always wanted to do one!!!