Although the Seawheeze Half Marathon is days behind me, it’s as if it’s still here…at least that’s what my sore legs keep telling me. Despite the criticism Lululemon receives, I’m a loyal customer (and fan)! Lululemon knows how to put on wonderful events, and I can totally get on board with the whole yoga, run, party routine. I was fortunate enough to attend both Seawheeze and Wanderlust this summer and I could not be more impressed…okay I could have been a little more impressed if the Special Edition Seawheeze mermaid tank hadn’t sold out before I even had the chance to touch it with my own little hands BUT overall the weekend was a HUGE success.
If you’ve never been to Vancouver, British Columbia, I highly recommend it. The city is absolutely GORGEOUS and is MUCH MUCH cleaner than the majority of cities I’ve visited (Seattle included). The Seawheeze is the perfect running tour of the city as you run through the city and through beautiful, scenic Stanley Park. I ran with my Aunt Jenn (whom I’ve run all my half marathons with), my best friend Laura, and my totally wonderful cousin Genevieve. Jeff was supposed to run too but injured his leg in the training process (actually, my Uncle Stan was as well which is why Laura was able to run with us in the first place).
We all did SO well and I am proud of each and every one of us (is that bragging?…whoops). The hours after the race were both wonderful and awful at the same time, wonderful because we laid in the huge feathery cozy hotel bed laughing like this:
with a view out the window like this:
The awful part was definitely all about feeling like we had Barbie legs (aka they couldn’t bend…at all). The rest of the weekend was just as fabulous, and our legs even progressively improved. First off, we went to high tea. High tea is sort of my thing. I normally like to go with my girl, Princess Kate, but lately she’s been busy with Prince George so I decided to go with the commoners I call my family. Turns out it wasn’t so bad.
That evening we planned on going to a concert put on by Lululemon and some aborigine singer…we all wanted to go and make daisy crowns and play our didgeridoos, however Laura, Jeff, Genevieve and I each had a few glasses of champagne and somebody (Jeff) suddenly had the bright idea to play Oregon Trail (the computer game from 1985) online. Somehow the four of us made it into the top 7 (in the country) but not without tragedy, one of our family members died and Jeff was lost tragically for 3 days, suffered from cholera, a broken leg, broken arm and measles (but somehow he survived). So we were pretty much just total nerds all night and it was great.
And then Sunday was brunch, a stroll around the botanical garden and a bit more exploring around Vancouver.
Honestly I could describe the rest of the fabulous weekend in perfect detail but my eyes would probably start twitching and probably pop out of my head or something because I’m exhausted. And that was my fabulous weekend! I love summer!