When Scott said he wanted to fly to Spokane for Bloomsday again this year, I hesitated as to whether I wanted to join him. Of course I wanted to see our friends, but the idea of spending a bunch of money to run a race while 32 weeks pregnant didn't sound like my idea of a great time, especially since everyone was meeting at a brewery post-race, and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the festivities in my condition.
Thankfully my hesitation was short-lived, and we planned our trip. We got into Spokane on Friday, enjoyed some friend-time with Diane, Buzz, Aaron, Edie-Marie, and Stacie on Saturday, and then ran the race on Sunday morning before our flight left around 5:00pm.
|Diane Kelly-Riley, me, Scott over Spokane River|
|Edie-Marie Roper, me, Scott, Aaron Whiteman, Stacie Olsen-Wilkes, Buzz Nanavati at The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen|
|Activist Annie #MYCHOICE|
|My walking buddy, Stacie with Otter Pop|
|Two Bloomsday finishers|
After the race, we enjoyed seeing SO MANY of our Beer Chaser and Pullman friends. They embraced my belly and me with wide open arms, and although I really wanted a beer and hard cider, I had a great time with everyone sans-frosty beverage.
|Aaron and Edie-Marie, practically twins|