I hope you guys are having an amazing Monday. I have a lot of important matters to discuss with you this afternoon:
–Deborah Maier (a professional distance runner for the Brooks Beasts) took us on a shake-out run the day before the race. She also did an awesome warm-up routine with us that I’ll post later on this week. She was so sweet and humble about how incredibly speedy she is and answered all of our 1,000 questions.
-The VIP tent gave this to me after the race. It completed my post-race DC and donut requirement.
-The crosswalk that is on the corner of the Brooks headquarters.
-Such a gorgeous store and I wanted everything inside.
-Seattle runners—> if you are ever near the Brooks store while you are out running and you forget something just go on in and they will hook you up for free! Hair bands, fuel, bandaids—> the necessities. They also have water in there ready for any runners too!
-Cafe Rio is in the airport at SLC and so I had it for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Tortilla, eggs, potatoes, salsa, chicken, lettuce and pico. Nailed it.
-Have you ever seen a more beautiful shoe? The Heritage Collection is my absolute favorite.
-We met with the apparel and footwear designers/experts and Shane Downey (the designer of the Heritage Collection). Stoked for everything that is coming out soon…
-I think I might need these for the 4th of July. The Auroral line comes out on July 1st!!
-These jackets make me happy that I live in a place that is freezing in the winter because that means I get to wear them.
-We toured the Brooks Lab and saw all of the different tests that the shoes go through in order to make the perfect shoe. I look at my running shoes in a completely different way now that I know how much goes into making them make me so happy.
-GET FITTED FOR YOUR SPORTS BRA SIZES!!! Getting the right size of sports bra will ensure a much happier run:)
-We had some great photo bombers in our Ride the Duck selfie.
-A killer afternoon snack. It was just what I needed as we were driving around.
-Brooke got to have her first sleepover while I was gone. She chased her cousins around all weekend and loved it.
-While we were in Seattle we stayed at the Paramount and absolutely loved it. It was about a 15 minute walk to the race and super close to tons of delicious restaurants and great shopping.
-Sunday morning my body refused to let me sleep in and so I walked around for 2 hours and explored while drinking hot chocolate.
-My mom saw a picture of an apple fritter on my blog and requested I bring one home for her. Since I was forced (okay, let’s be honest I was going to go no matter what) to stop by Top Pot again I made sure to get one for me too. The cinnamon-sugar old-fashioned one tasted just like a Disneyland churro.
-Until next year Seattle! Thanks Tina for the pic!
PS I get a bunch of questions about my white Birkenstocks and they are on sale HERE for 30% (with code SUMMER) off until Monday!
Great podcast about runners and fertility by RunnerConnect… you can find it HERE!
Have any Monday Matters for me?!?
What running shoes are you currently loving?
Coolest hotel you have ever stayed at?
What’s your afternoon snack today?