Last month, I spent an unforgettable weekend with Shoppers Drug Mart to take part in Run for Women!
If you follow me along on Instagram, you might have seen my Insta-Stories, but if not, let me give you a quick recap. I was invited to participate in the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. weekend here in Ottawa with a few other bloggers. The Run for Women is a national event series, held in 15 cities across Canada in support of women’s mental health programs. Mental health and exercise are closely intertwined and to take part in an event that raises awareness (and major funds) felt amazing.
The weekend started on Saturday, where we checked into the Sheraton downtown. The first half of the day consisted of getting pampered at the beautyBOUTIQUE in CF Rideau Centre and the second half included a phenomenal dinner at e18ighteen. I still drool thinking about that crab cake and I had to promise my mom that I would return with her.
Sunday morning, we fueled up with breakfast in bed (my fave) and headed out for the Run for Women, where my sister and I ran the 5K alongside some incredible people. Did I mention it involved major swag bags and some new runners from the Running Room? Grateful doesn’t even come close to how I was feeling! Thank you, Shoppers and to my fellow bloggers, for making it an unforgettable weekend. (And to you, Katie, for being such a wonderful host!!!)
If you’re looking to join, the next race is in Toronto on June 10th, but there’s a few more happening that you can check out. If registration is closed, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for 2018!