I’m not going to drag my recap out, but it’s definitely necessary to have it in 2 parts! So, lets start from the beginning…
First of all, I would just like to thank everyone at Nuun, you were all so amazing and everything exceeded my expectations! I honestly can never thank you enough! I am left with memories of one of the best weekends of my life!
I got on a plane Tuesday night with the other NYC ladies; Jocelyn, Laura, and Susan and we arrived at our hotel around 10pm Seattle time. Eventually, Lauren‘s flight came in and we all crashed in a tiny hotel room where most of us slept horribly. I was too giddy with excitement and was wide awake at 5am!
After being picked up, we started our morning with a (fast for me) 4 mile run. It was beautiful out and it was nice to just explore Seattle a bit by foot. We ended at Pike Place Market where we met up with Caroline and she so graciously bought me one of the best cappuccinos I’ve ever had, so thanks for that Caroline!
Next up was the Mariners baseball game at Safeco Field. I was excited for the game, but ended up paying absolutely no attention to it since I was now surrounded by so many wonderful ladies that were full of excitement and nerves all trying to get to know each other. I had a couple of good beers, including a Pyramid and Elysian. Not everyone had arrived at this point, but it was nice to talk to everyone there and sort of ease my way into the group. I’m not going to lie, it was definitely a bit intimidating, I am constantly fighting back my shyness and awkwardness, but I think I did just fine 🙂
We ended the night with food (and beer) over at the Pyramid brew house, which was conveniently located across from our hotel. I ate a delicious garlic-y pizza, but actually skipped out on the beer and drank some water instead. We were in bed by 9pm and I finally had a good nights sleep.
We were down in the lobby and ready to go at 7:45 the next morning. We were off to the Oiselle headquarters!!! I was so excited for this, I have recently become obsessed with their clothes and I was pumped to meet the wonderful women behind the business. Sally welcomed us with open arms, showed us around, and talked to us about the history of the company.
We then went for a group run around Green Lake, while a few others went swimming. It is a beautiful area, so while I got left in the dust, haha, it was still really nice to run along the water and soak in the surrounding area. I’m not a fast runner and I surely didn’t want to destroy my legs before the relay, so I took it nice and easy and was thinking about how nice it would be to live around there.
After about 4+ miles we returned to the Oiselle HQ where they had amazing shirts waiting for us! So sweet and unnecessary, but I was so thankful and also excited to have the opportunity for all of this.
We came back, enjoyed some Jamba Juice smoothies (Thanks Jennifer and Jamba Juice!) before heading up to our rooms to shower. At around 1pm we showed up at Nuun and we received our ridiculously awesome swag bags! Then we were split up into teams and sent off on a scavenger hunt around Seattle.
I don’t know how we did it, but my team won! Maybe these pictures had a little something to do with it 🙂
We each won a bag full of glow necklaces/bracelets, some bubbles, and a roll of toilet paper, ha!
Everyone was exhausted after the scavenger hunt! We shoveled down our pasta dinner and then headed outside to do some van decorating.
Before heading to bed, a few of us decided to go out and grab a beer at Pyramid to help ease us into our last night of good sleep before the big day! And of course, Gatsby was there 🙂
Thoughts: I loved having these 2 days of group activities! It really allowed us to get to know everyone and gave us a chance to mingle with people that weren’t going to be in our van. I felt like I got to talk to everyone at least a little bit! It really was a good team atmosphere and I never felt like I didn’t belong because everyone was so friendly and open to meeting everyone else. And I mean it when I say EVERYONE. It was a fantastic group of women that I was incredibly lucky to be a part of!
Part 2: The Relay coming up next!