|I tried to pack lightly!|
-6 women in one mini-van
|In the back|
|One of many stops along the way|
Guess where at?
- 147879854 times we laughed
- 12473 pictures taken between 6 women in one day (again, slight exaggeration)
- 1 decorated vehicle
- 1 hostess who wrote the wrong date on the calendar and thought we were coming in 2 weeks
- 14 hours it took us to drive there, 10 hours is what it should have taken us
While it took longer than expected to get there (7 stops along the way will do that), we had so much fun during the drive. We shared so many stories, lots of laughs and a few jokes along the way.
Friday morning we woke up at 5:30am as we wanted to get to the SeaWheeze package pick up early to avoid the lines. Even though we left on time, everyone else had the same idea so the line up was very long.
Lucky I was able to meet up with Nikki from Slow is the New Fast. I've been following her blog forever so it was great to finally be able to meet her in person! She is one of my running mom idols.
I also met Krista from Read Bake Run Repeat which was a nice surprise! Both ladies were so sweet and full of excitement for the race. They definitely got me pumped for the race! They also got there way before we did and didn't have to endure the super long line up. Smart!
|Picture courtesy of Nikki|
|So many people|
Finally we got through the race package line up, got our bags, wrist bands and timing chips.
Yes, Chip the founder of Lululemon is on the timing chip.
Then there was another long line up into the showcase store- where you could buy all the limited edition SeaWheeze Lululemon items.
|You can see all the SeaWheeze bags on|
It was a little insane in the store. If there was something you might possibly want you better grab it and hold onto it until you knew for sure you didn't want it. Many things were already sold out and we were in there by 11am. I still managed to buy a few things...
|Post shopping high|
Afterwards we were in desperate need of food so we to a nearby restaurant- Tap and Barrel. Highly recommend it if you are in the Vancouver area. They have lots of gluten free options if that's your thing (one of our road trippers is Celiac).
Once our bellies were satisfied, we went for a nice walk along the marina. I seriously love this city!
|Manicure in SeaWheeze colours|
|Manicure & Hair Salon set up|
|Part of the gang|
|Our meeting spot|
This was definitely the best "expo" I've ever been to, although I don't think it really counts as an expo since the only vendor was Lululemon!
We stayed downtown the entire day and returned to our hostess' home for a lovely pre-race turkey dinner. It was so good!
Being on our feet for 9 hours the day before the race was probably not the best idea but we had to much fun and other than the long line ups it was all worth it!
We got everything ready for the race the next day and went to bed maybe a bit later than we should have considering we had a 3:30am wakeup call! I think we all slept pretty well after being in the sun and on our feet all day.
Next up: SeaWheeze Half Marathon Race Report 2013!!