I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time! Here’s what was on my agenda:
- Fit Foodie packet pick-up
- Fit Foodie Tweet-Up
- Light Up The Night VIP Cocktail Party
- Fit Foodie 5K
- Love DC Chefs Experience
- Julie’s bridal shower
- Julie’s bachelorette party
- Power Systems Obstacle Course Bootcamp
- Fit Foodie Brunch
It started Friday evening in the Mosaic District in Fairfax with packet pick-up followed by the cocktail party where I got to hang out with the other ambassadors. Saturday morning my friend Erin and I drove back to Fairfax in the steady rain for the Fit Foodie 5K and post-race foodie experience (more on that in a later recap).
After waiting forever for the awards ceremony, we gave up and tore out of the Mosaic District to race home so I could get ready to go to Julie’s bridal shower. It really would be in poor taste for the future mother-in-law to show up late, or even worse, without having showered after a race!
On our way home, Erin and I talked about how the rain caused our MRTT chapter’s Welcome Run to get rescheduled to today, and how we would love to go… I casually asked Erin if she would be upset if we missed Sunday’s Fit Foodie yoga/boot camp, and brunch, and she said, “You mean like playing hooky?” She said it would be fine with her and we fist bumped right there on the beltway. In that moment, I felt the weight just lift off of my shoulders!
I’ve always been the type to follow rules, and since I’d over-committed and said I would go to all of the events, even though it wasn’t required, I felt obligated. Luckily, lightening didn’t strike me this morning while I ran with my MRTT friends!
Back to yesterday… The bridesmaids did a great job putting on Julie’s shower, everyone had a great time, and Julie (and Joseph) got a lot of really nice gifts.
Erin, Megan, and I had decided to meet early and get a quick three miles in before we met the rest of the crew for another three. On our way back to the meet-up we ran into our Tuesday/Thursday morning running buddies Dora and Mary!
Hopefully, I can get a recap of the cocktail party and race up on my blog tomorrow or Tuesday. Prepare yourself for a lot of pictures!
- Who belongs to an MRTT group?
- Who raced this weekend?
- Are you a rule follower, or do you like to bend the rules?
Happy Running! ~ Deb