Every time I get together with Amber (and our other running URL turned IRL friends) it always makes me nostalgic for trips of the past. The first time I met Amber in person was in 2010. I flew into Vancouver, she picked me up at the airport and we were together non-stop for the next 5 days as we road tripped from Vancouver down to Portland where we met up with Lauren to run the marathon. You know that a friendship is special when you can spend that much time together and not have any moments of being annoyed with one another!
|Enjoying lattes in front of the original Starbucks. Coffee is ALWAYS part of our meet-ups|
|Posing for a photo with views of my neighborhood in the background!|
A couple of months later, I headed west to Victoria, BC where Amber, Leigh, Lauren and I met up. Lauren ran the full marathon and the rest of us did the half. We had a great time checking out Victoria - it's definitely a place I'd love to go back to!
|Checking out the harbor area of Victoria which we ran by during the race.|
|Dressed the 9's on Amber's special day!|
|Pausing for a photo before biking over the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge!|
And now here we are in 2015 and I am on my way to Amber in her home city of Kamloops. So much has changed in our lives, and the lives of the other girls we have met up with, but I'm thankful for the fact that we still try to see each other on a regular basis - and that our rendezvous have taken us to such cool places! I've definitely formed very special bonds with these girls as we of course share a love of running and being active, but there are many other commonalities that tie us together. Amber and I will definitely be thinking of our other runner buddies on this trip when we run a trail race on Sunday!
Have a great rest of the week, everyone! I'm sure I'll be back next week with photos of my time in Kamloops with Amber!