|Outside the bar after a quick stop|
6:30 - girls meet at my house, touch up costumes, laugh, hug, be merry.
6:45 - group picture and run route instructions
7:00 - first stop for pictures at a house with over the top lights and decorations. We run into the cutest group of elementary school carol singers for "The Christmas Song." We struggle after "chestnuts roasting on an open fire," but manage to sound acceptable.
7:05 - stop at Paragon Bar & Grill where the bartender serves us shots on the house. We also run into some guy friends who had organized a "Holi-dude" run to correspond with our route.
7:15 - continue on the run and manage to keep a pretty good clip.
7:45 - stop at Kerry Park for some more pictures and a few carols - Silver Bells, Jingle Bells to name a couple.
8:00 - end up back at my house for chili, snacks, salads, cookies, drinks, and other food stuff. The dudes rolled in a little later, so naturally I served up some White Russians.
I think most people left around midnight with the last partygoers lingering until 1:30am...definitely late for a school night in a group full of early morning workouts. Everyone seemed to have a blast and enjoyed a chance to share some endorphins and laughs during the busy holiday season. I love my friends and am very thankful for my health. The Holidazzle run was a chance to showcase them both. All week I've found myself laughing about things that happened throughout the evening; it was a great time. I'm already making notes and planning for next year.
Merry Christmast to all!
|With 4 of my 5 Hood to Coast girl teammates|
Puke and Rally for life!
|Fast girls looking for a good time|
|"Say it's carol singers" |
- Love Actually quote anyone?
|Posing at Kerry Park with the |
Seattle skyline in the background
|One benefit of throwing a party - |
leftover beer to last me through winter
|Gotta love 20+ type A runners|