I flew into Seattle early on Friday morning for the weekend of the Rock n Roll Seattle 5k & Half Marathon. I am lucky with my job in that I can work remote sometimes, so I wanted to arrive early and have the ability to work during the day.
Arriving on Friday also meant I got to sneak in a 3 mile shake out run around some of my favorite landmarks, which was great. I stayed at the Westin downtown, and it was about a mile from the Space Needle, and a few blocks from Pike’s Place Market.
I grabbed a quick lunch at Bacco. They didn’t have any sandwiches that sounded good, so I got a small omelet with goat cheese and spinach & a side of potatoes.
After work, I picked up my bib for both the 5k and the half marathon. I hadn’t planned on buying anything at the expo, but when I found this hat I couldn’t resist. The pint glass also got added because I love drinking beer out of them – especially after a run!
I really debated about bringing my Boston jacket to Seattle. It was supposed to be a warm weekend, and I didn’t know if it would be dorky to wear it. But at the last minute I decided to grab it and I’m SO glad I did. In typical Seattle fashion, it was a little bit cold and rainy here and there. And I decided it is dumb to feel self conscious about wearing it! After qualifying I dreamed about wearing that jacket for 16 months! I’m never going to let a silly thought like that stop me.
I have some good friends from college that live in town, and I met them for dinner at Tacos Chukis. We ended up taking it to a nearby park so they could bring their pup. Such good tacos! I got two small steak tacos and a mini burrito – which is about the best thing ever.
I was still a little hungry after dinner, so when I was walking back to my hotel and a Pressed Juicery caught my eye, I grabbed one of their pressed freezes. So good! I’ve never had one before. They are dairy free which is nice because sometimes regular frozen yogurt can give me a tiny bit of a stomach ache. I got a vanilla with blueberries, raspberries, dark chocolate chips, almond butter drizzle and sea salt sprinkled on top.
I finished reading Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery by David Clark and laid out my gear for the 5k the next morning. It didn’t start until 9:00am, so it was great to get a solid night’s sleep in that big comfy bed. The only thing missing was Bennie The Dog! Luckily, he was having a great time at dog camp.