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Remember how the last couple of years I’ve gotten to go to New York to hang with Brooks Running? Well, this year instead of the Big Apple we hung out in Brooks’ ‘hood: Seattle!
And it was a pretty epic trip. I’ll chronicle the amazing meals I had over on Fit Bottomed Eats tomorrow, but I think this shot of all us Brooks Running blog ambassadors sums it up pretty well.
Seen above (from left to right, top to bottom) is me, Janae, Cori, Jess, Anne and Meghann (special shout-out to Lauren, too, who puts together these trips and makes them awesomesauce)! These girls are amazing. Full of energy, smiles, positivity, and with a hunger for good food and lots of mileage (they can run like the wind!), they rock and are a pleasure to be around. Grateful to call them my blogger buds.
But, back to the trip. I feel like in a very short amount of time, we did everything. And ate everything.
We were there for the weekend of Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle and although my ankle didn’t allow me to run (enter sad face and sad noise here), I still had a blast at the race expo and cheering the other bloggers and other runners on. Ain’t no injury gonna keep me down!
Besides playing around at the expo and wanting to buy pretty much everything Brooks was selling, we also spent a lot of time at Brooks HQ getting a tour (even of some secret areas we couldn’t take pics of!) and learning about the new apparel and shoes coming out this summer, fall and into next year. Spoiler: they’re awesome.
The next morning, the other bloggers ran the race, while I cheered and then met up with them after to hear how they did.
After that, we had the MOST amazing brunch (see here) and then hit up the Brooks PR Invitational where they invite and fly out the fastest high school runners in the country to compete in a variety of distances. When I say these kids are fast, I mean it. Smokin’ fast. Like incomprehensible fast.
While we were there we even got a chance to hang with a few of the Brooks Beasts. Talk about some super amazing athletes! So fun to pick their brains about their training and their fave fit foods.
Yeah, so a pretty epic trip. It was my first time in Seattle and I absolutely feel in love with the city and its people. Good food, good companies like Brooks, SO many active things to do — I’ll be going back! And hopefully next year. A little birdie told us that Brooks Running is moving its HQ, so clearly we’ll need to go back to see it first-hand! Plus, I still have that darn half marathon to run and that Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll medal to earn!
Ever been to Seattle? Fans of the other Brooks Running blog ambassadors? Love Brooks Running? Let’s chat! —Jenn