What a whirlwind of a weekend! On Saturday morning, bright and early, my parents and I drove up to San Francisco – where I ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon this morning! I’ll save the full race re-cap for a separate post, but I wanted to share how the rest of the weekend went!
We bolted up the 5 and hit up our favorite Starbucks along the way – and after spending 45 minutes waiting to get across the Bay Bridge we made it to our hotel. We stayed at the Pickwick Hotel at 5th and Mission – conveniently located about 3-4 blocks from the race start at Union Square and less than a block away from a Blue Bottle Coffee location.
After picking up my bib at the “Expotique” I finished up my Memo for school (due tonight) and submitted it, and then briefly met up with my friend Alia who lives in the city!
Then, my parents and I went out to dinner with my aunt and uncle at Market Bar at the Ferry Building.
I was so lucky that one of my best friends from my sorority, Kate, and her boyfriend who I had yet to meet, Ben, dropped by for a drink – and we ended up convincing them to stay for dinner! It’s alway so nice for me anytime I get to spend time with Kate, and it was so fun bonding over study abroad memories and Girl Talk with Ben!
We walked back to our hotel and hit the hay at an embarrassingly early hour – 6 am came mighty early this morning!
I’ll save my race re-cap for tomorrow but here is the mono-syllabic summary: good course, fun day, went out WAY WAY WAY too fact for the first half, great necklace, Nike is legit, and I love SF.
On our way back down the 5 I did something I NEVER do – I ate fast food! and lived to tell about it. Some of this also occurred:
Thank you to everyone who wished me luck/congratulated me on the race – it meant a lot! Also, special thank you to Alia, Kate, and my Aunt and Uncle :).