The weekend I'll never forget began bright and early on Saturday, February 1st. Debi, Jennifer, and Daniela were meeting at my house at 5:45 am so that we could be on the road by around 6 am. This meant I had a wake up call at 4 am in order to shower, make myself pretty, and pack up the rest of my
We stuffed my Tahoe to the limits and we were off! I think we ended up stopping three times on the way down there thanks to our hydration plans. It was also crucial to stretch our legs since it ended up taking about 6 hours. The drive was super easy and we ended up making great time as we pulled into the Expo parking lot.
|@RunRocknRoll actually tweeted a picture of my car!|
Since we had dinner reservations, we left and went to check into our hotel, the Wyndham Whitney. The hotel was very nice and clean, although the customer service was lacking big time. I know I'm picky about customer service due to being in a customer service profession, but I was not the only one who noticed. Nonetheless, our room was perfect for what we needed it for. The starting line for the race was literally right out the door! Plus, there was a treadmill so that I could quickly knock out my run for #heroesrun365!
We got ready quickly and I mapped our route to the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen. It was only 1.5 miles away so we hustled to meet our dinner companions, Abby, Mindy, Holly, Sarah,and Larisa and her crew. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous as we approached our group. After talking to them online for so long now, what if they didn't like me for some reason? I'm normally not like that, but I really admire all of these women!
Luckily, it felt like a reunion of sorts and hugs were exchanged along with the biggest surprise of my life. The surprise was so epic that I have to dedicate a whole post to it! If you follow me on social media, you probably already know about it, so just keep it to yourself ;-)
Sarah spoiled us with Tommie Copper capris and shirts! I've never tried their stuff but wow! The material is so soft and comfortable. Larisa also gave us a Rock n Roll shirt and Holly brought us shirts with our blog names on it. I hate that I didn't have anything to share except my winning smile and personality (jk).
|Photo via Mindy|
P.S. I didn't watermark these pictures so be a doll and don't steal them, thanks.