My 'weekend' started when I picked my long lost BRF Cynthia (that's best runner friend fyi) up from the airport on Thursday evening around 5:15pm. We drove up to U Village to grab a bite to eat and check out the Lululemon store and do a bit of shopping. Our next stop was a local runner's house to attend the Another Mother Runner House Party hosted by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. They are the authors of the book Run Like a Mother which I purchased almost 2 years ago at the Iron Girl race in Seattle, and a brand new book- Train Like a Mother that they were promoting. I loved the first book- if you haven't read it I highly recommend it. These ladies are hilarious, honest, helpful, and it is just a perfect book to read as a mom that runs. You can buy your own copy HERE!
|I love all these things!|
|I had never tried these socks, but now I need more because they are amazing!|
At the Brooks "run happy cavalcade" there are a lot of fun activities and games to play. I actually won a free pair of Brooks shoes! I never win anything, and honestly was just hoping for a shirt since I thought that was the big prize lol. The girl scanned my card and then rang a cowbell and presented me with a card good for one free pair of Brooks shoes of my choice. I was sooo excited!!
So we left the expo, headed to Bellevue Square for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and a little shopping at Lululemon and Lucy, then checked into our hotel. We had about 15 minutes to get freshened up and changed, then head straight back to downtown Seattle for our Girls Night Out dinner hosted by Online Shoes and Brooks Running. It was pouring rain, and we had to be inside the parking garage by 6pm. We left our hotel right about 5pm thinking we would be fine, it was only about 15 minutes away (in theory, it was pouring rain on a Friday evening). We pulled into the garage at 6:02pm- whew! I was ready for a drink or two at that point though!! Not a fan of Seattle traffic.
|My friend Heather works for online shoes- she left me a little note at my place setting!|
|Brooks shoes- aren't they so pretty?|
|Sneak peek of the Pure Drift to be released in January. It can alternate from zero to 4mm heel drop by adding/removing an insert. Very light, very flexible and very innovative!|
|A wall of shoes!|
|I like them! My own personal Pure Connects in white/blue and my new Pure Flows in purple!|
Brooks Shoes- here
Brooks Pure Flow- here
Brooks Pure Cadence- here
Brooks Adrenaline 12- here
Brooks Glycerin 10- here
Brooks Ghost- here
|Happy bloggers and their new shoes!!!|
|Oh, and I put that cooler to good use a couple of days ago!!|