Last week was an, umm, adventure.
After I slammed my chin into the ground, I had a vested interest in getting my face to stop bleeding.
I had a big date with Dimity and Sarah of Another Mother Runner. Ok, there were about 300 other women there. But we know it was all about me, right? ;o)
If you aren’t familiar with DC, you may not know that a party in Gaithersburg, MD might only be a little over 25 miles from Arlington, but could potentially be hours away. It’s a high speed, heavy traffic, curvy, accident prone drive away. I’ll be honest and say I was completely bummed when they chose MD for the event. At least there was plenty of parking…
I met up with two moms from the local Moms Run This Town group to carpool up. I drove, which was probably crazy as I get lost the minute I cross the border into Maryland, but I was the only one who didn’t have to move carseats. (Older kids = bonus!) After a relatively uneventful hour long drive, we arrived to a short line. We got a raffle ticket and headed in to a lovely room with lots of yummy snacks (did I mention I couldn’t chew AT.ALL?) and drinks. (No wine for me, as I was driving, but apparently everyone else indulged enough that they ran out after the first hour LOL).
During the beginning cocktail party, I managed to sneak up on Sarah and get her signature on my RLAM book. (Stalker? Me? No…)
Then I had the pleasant opportunity to run into a long time blog reader (hi, Elizabeth!). Surprisingly, I was also recognized by another reader!
Then I got another awesome surprise: I ran into Jen! I don’t see her often enough, so it was lovely to catch up for a bit.
Then Sarah and Dimity began their readings, interspersed with giveaways. They gave away gift cards to Saucony and 110% compression, as well as a bunch of other smaller items like nuun, Knuckle Lights Larabar, and Swiftwick socks.
I, of course, made the obnoxious comment that I’d probably win the lights since i never run outside when it’s dark. Yep, I won them LOL. Now I feel the need to actually run outside at night.
After the giveaways, we all got some awesome goodie bags and I got to be part of a group picture with MRTT and we hit the road.
Drive home? 30 minutes. Yeah, DC traffic is a wild card.