I’m Going on a Trip!

September 8, 2011

After work today, I’m catching the ferry over to Vancouver. There, I’m staying with two different friends: one tonight and another on Friday night. Then, first thing Saturday morning, my girlfriend and I are driving to Seattle! We have no plans on Saturday other than to check into our hotel (Watertown in the University District), check out Pike Place Market and find a good place to go for dinner. (Suggestions? Remember: I don’t eat meat.)

The purpose of the trip is what we will be doing on Sunday morning: running. We are both running our very first 5K! The run is being put on by Athleta Iron Girl. It’s at Green Lake Park, which I expect will be a beautiful run. Over the last month or so, I have been raising money for my favourite non-profit in Victoria… so there’s no turning back now! And, do you know what this means? I can cross #3 off my On a Diet list and #4 off of my Missions!

I need this extra long weekend now more than ever before. After being stuck inside doing homework all summer, and applying for job after job for the past month, I just need to get away and have a few days be all about me. Me, me, me. :)

I have about $400 set aside for this trip, including ferry, hotel, gas, food and a tiny bit of shopping. Can I stay under budget and still have fun? You’ll find out on Monday!

Have a great weekend, friends! xo

  • Melissa September 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Ah, that sounds like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle. Hope you have a blast!

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

      It was a quick trip but still awesome. You should definitely go sometime!

  • MommaStar September 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Ohhh… soo jealous I would love to do the 5k, sounds like you’re going to have an awesome time.

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

      It was too short (the trip, not the run, haha). But still great. Thanks :)

  • kacey September 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    i bet your budget will be just fine. have a great time and enjoy the run!

    – kacey

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

      I think I was on-budget. I’ll find out tonight!

  • the broke sensualist September 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Have a great time!

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:07 am


  • Clare - Never Niche September 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Good luck! I want an update when you’re back.

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

      One update coming your way :)

  • Andrea September 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun, good luck on your run, you can do it! =) look forward to hearing how it went.

    • LC September 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

      I almost died! No, just kidding… it was super hot out but I did it! Will write an update tonight. :)

  • The Financialite September 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I love your idea of running a race in another city! Its a great opportunity to travel yet do something great for yourself as well. Good luck running and looking forward to your thoughts on Seattle. I have always wanted to go there!!