Oh crap. It’s been over 3 weeks since my last blog post. Whoops! Sorry about that! I’m sure you’re probably dying from not knowing what’s been going on in my life. LOL. JK. 🙂 So this past weekend, I flew to Seattle to have another racecation and this time, I DID IT RIGHT you guys. I actually took a few additional days off to explore the city. (I get a lot of crap from my non-runner friends when I tell them I just fly in to race and then leave LOL).
I flew in on Wednesday with le boyfriend and highlights from the day included the following:
Seattle Bouldering Project – My boyfriend is a huge fan of the Austin Bouldering Project, so when I found out there was one in Seattle, I surprised him by taking him here. Having been to a few other bouldering gyms, I’d say that the ABP and SBP are the best out there if you’re a bouldering fan. It’s a really large gym and even for someone who is scared of heights, I had a fun time finding paths to climb. Highly recommend.
The Alibi Room – Has such great pizza. We got the Truffle Tre Funghi, which has a bunch of mushrooms on it, and regrets were not had. It is SUCH good pizza and you will finish half of one on your own. LOL. Highly recommend.
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – We unfortunately arrived maybe 15 minutes before they closed so I can’t say much about this, but if you get here a little after the sunsets, you’ll get some amazing views of the water. Plus, it’s free.
Unfortunately on Thursday, my boyfriend had to fly back home so I dropped him off and went sight seeing solo style. 🙂 Thursday highlights included:
Cafe Banh Mi – If you’re a fan of Vietnamese sandwiches, this is the place to go. It’s a bit pricey, but that’s because their sandwiches are pretty sizable. Very filling and delicious.
Gas Works Park – Worth a visit if you need to kill time and have little kiddies with you. This area used to be site to a coal gasification plant, but has since been reconditioned into a play area for kids. It’s a rather large area if you also want to stroll around and have a nice view of the downtown Seattle. A lot of yoga also appears to take place here.
Fremont Troll – I’m a sucker for tourist traps. I’ve been here before and honestly, it’s a bit creepy. It’s a huge troll underneath a bridge. You snap a photo and head out. Recommended for millenials who want that nice IG photo.
Alki Beach – Everyone comes here during the summer so prepare to drive awhile to find parking. It’s a popular spot for people to come out to even on a week day to just hang out. During the summer, the sun doesn’t set until maybe 8:30 pm so definitely recommend if you like walking around beaches.
On Friday, having not run since Tuesday, I was on a mission to go out for a shake out run. Luckily, packet pick up was next to Green Lake and boy, did I hit the jackpot on running routes.
Green Lake – The inner route of the lake is 2.89 miles and has such beautiful and calming views of the lake. Most of the route is shaded too, which is a huge bonus. Highly recommend if you’re a runner and need a place to run in Seattle.
Kerry Park – Another tourist trap, but highly recommend anyway. It has the most beautiful view of the downtown Seattle skyline and when I went, there were tons of people crowding around just waiting for the sun to set to take photos.
Shiro’s Sushi – Be ready to drop some money here. Sushi is never cheap and Shiro’s is not an exception. I had some really tasty sweet shrimp and salmon here and would recommend dropping by if you have time. I would come with the mindset to either spend a lot here to get full or try a few pieces and then go elsewhere to get full. Hah.
So there you have it, a recap of almost my entire vacation. Race day shenanigans will be recapped in my next post so stay tuned. 🙂
Question for you: Have you been to Seattle? What is one thing you would suggest that everyone do there?