Not going to lie - it was very odd to watch all of my belongings getting packed in boxes and sent away. Almost sureal.
Once everything was out, we cleaned the house and took 1 last picture of us there.
It was good to us for 9 1/2 years and we had lots of memories there including where we brought Julia home for the first time. *sniff* Yes, I cried. A lot.
During the week, we were able to visit with friends and family, go to Julia's last swim and gynmastics lessons and taking care of last minute things before we headed out on Friday afternoon.
I was able to get in some Ironman training but it was definitely abbreviated and I had to adjust accordingly. I also had to ship my bike separately so it would arrive sooner, and my gym membership also ended, leaving me with no bike and no pool after Tuesday. But I managed to do the following:
- Run: 23 miles
- Bike: 75 miles
- Swim: 1.12 miles
- Total mileage: just shy of 100
- Total training time: just shy of 8 hours
So Friday came, we said our final goodbyes (which sucked) and headed out. We had to check Maverick (our rabbit for those who may not remember) into the cargo hold (and pay $200 for him to fly thankyouverymuch...are you kidding me, Delta?! It's a rabbit.) He was scared out of his mind -poor guy
I love Julia's little hand...she was telling him it would be ok *sniff*
The trip started out well as a stranger handed us these bad boys as we were in the airport:
We must have looked stressed...but so nice of him!
We ran around with Julia to try and wear her out
Luckily Julia slept 3 out of the 4 1/2 hours on the plane which was so great. We arrived early into Seattle, got our luggage, picked up Maverick and got the rental car. Easy peasy!
Seriously - could she be any cuter!?
Our first full day in Seattle was almost picture perfect - we went for a 7+ mile run along Puget Sound, saw a pack of sea lions about 20 feet from us swimming around, went to Pike Place market, got some food and fresh flowers (ah-mazing!)....all before 12 noon!
little seal sunning himself!
Julia loves Rachel the pig at the market
These are $10 each. Seriously. Come visit us and get some.
That evening, our friend/roommate Kevin (a.k.a. Uncle Kevin to Julia) graciously offered to watch Julia so we could go out to dinner with our friends Dave and Julie! It was such a rarity - I think Rob and I have only been out together, without Julia, maybe twice in the past 6 months! Definitely a fun evening and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Here's a picture of me with Julie:
Hopeful for many more fun evenings out!
So far Seattle has treated us well! We found a temporary nanny for Julia for the next 5 weeks until we move into our rental house, we're unpacked and getting acquainted with the city! Oh and hopefully my bike arrives soon too so I can get back to training...
Here's to new adventures!
Questions for you:
1) Have you moved to a new city? How long did it take you to feel "settled"?
2) How is your training going?
3) Anything fun to share?