First off, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are amazing and they have the insider track to all the fantastic West Hollywood/LA action so Friday was mainly about getting to relax, have lunch and just chill like a local, which in LA is different from just about anywhere else I've been. Seriously, these restaurants are busy all day and you can turn your head and see just about any famous person you can name eating right there next to you! It's crazy but we had a fantastic day Friday just chilling. We went to lunch at Joan's and then poked around Magnolia Bakery. I MIGHT have had an amazing Red Velvet cupcake but you'll have to check my IG feed to see if I'm telling the truth.
Saturday was all about the expo and getting ready for race day! We checked into our hotel downtown and headed to the expo where I was excited to meet up with members of my Team Chocolate Milk crew and browse some of my favorite brands. Seriously, I could walk an expo all day. I love them!
Fireman Rob, Me, Roy, Barbara, Pavement Runner
After getting our fill of the expo, we headed back to the hotel where we spent the afternoon, relaxing poolside. Please don't hate me for saying this but it was just nice, to be sitting there with S and not worrying about where the kids were. It felt like we were adults again, not just parents. There's a difference and every now and then it's good to be reminded of that.
So that's where I'll stop for now, the race itself and what came after it deserve a post of it's own. So for now, just enjoy these special moments with my husband and I that we parents rarely get. Visualize yourself drinking white wine and sitting poolside with the sun beating on you in that warming way. Feel it?! Yeah, I still do. So enjoy it for the time being and I'll be back to tell you about the race itself soon enough!
I have to thank my husband for letting me hijack our anniversary trip for a race. He is amazing and goes along for the ride. I'm pretty sure one of these days I'll get him to run a half.
Did you race this weekend? Did you get to have any special adult moments?