Happy Friday! This week flew by so crazy fast, since I’ve had a whirlwind of travel such as to ZOOMA Annapolis last weekend, a conference this week, with regular work and kid stuff sandwiched in between. As an example, yesterday I was up from 5am for track until almost 2am when I fell asleep writing this post. Yikes! So now it’s the Friday Five linkup with me, Courtney, and Mar is here and our theme is “Food and Drink”. I wanted to run through five moments from my ZOOMA Annapolis weekend, which has a lot to do with “food and drink!” A race recap of the actual race will follow. I swear.
The ZOOMA weekend was all about the people this weekend, and I had a blast with all the other ZOOMA Ambassadors, as well as other ladies I met throughout the weekend. Here’s some of the Ambassadors at the Friday night Barefoot wine party:
So…. the weekend five moments.
1. Friday to the Expo. I picked up Sandra from the airport and we drove out to Annapolis. We met up with other gals we knew and hit the Expo.
2. Diversity Panel. ZOOMA hosted a really interesting discussion on Diversity in Running. I was so glad to learn from others and be a part of an open conversation about this – I learned a lot and felt more bonded with runners of all backgrounds.
3. Friday out to eat. We ate at the host hotel (Loews Annapolis) in the Baroak restaurant. It was a great fun big group of people. Courtney and a few others who were doing the 10K and not the half marathon were living it up!
4. ZOOMA Annapolis race day. I loved seeing everyone at the race, especially Brae and Brooke, the sisters who run the ZOOMA races. Check out their ZOOMA Life Podcast – I listen to it all the time!
5. After the race. After the race, Sandra and I walked around Annapolis and then drove back to the DC area. She met my kids and stayed with me until Sunday. We had a blast that evening meeting Courtney for drinks on H Street in DC.
A little bar-hopping for moms like us was unusual and it was a blast. Hey, I even had a 25-year old think I was 10 years younger than I am and give me a fist bump when he learned I’m 42.
Sandra and I ended up back out in the suburbs, eating Dangerously Delicious Pie at the kitchen counter at 2am. What a day!
As you can see, it was a huge, fun weekend. It was a lot of fun for Sandra since she lives in a small town in New Hampshire, so we ate, drank, and chatted all weekend! I loved seeing people, running the race, and relaxing during a girls’ weekend and felt totally recharged after the experience!
Do you have a race-cation or getaway race planned this year? What’s your favorite memory of a race?
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