The 90000 Steps Taken During My Bachelor Party
That’s how many steps my phone recorded during my bachelor party. Unlike most bachelor parties, I was determined to stay active during mine. Vancouver was an ideal location with perfect whether to keep me and my boys moving at all times. Sure, the weather wasn't hot enough to chill by the pool, but not cold enough to keep us from walking around town both day and night. Usually it rains 10 out of 12 months of the year, but we were fortunate enough to get sunny skies throughout our 5 day bro trip in Canada.
Here’s the thing about bachelor parties. It is so easy to get caught up in the excitement of drinking and partying nonstop with your closest friends. Of course I enjoyed going out, and all the shenanigans that result when a group of bros are sharing a house with minimal supervision and responsibility. As the bachelor, It is easy to get burnt out and go 100 percent as soon as the party begins. Luckily, I’ve experienced my share bachelor parties, and realized what the main goal of every bachelor should be during their bachelor party: Pacing. Ive seen so many bachelors go super hard as soon as the first drink is poured, get really hammered, and then become hung over after just 1 night despite having to endure 3 more nights of endless focus and drinking.
And so, I wanted my squad to participate in some activities that required a bit of physical endurance, taking their attention off of my sobriety while giving me a respite and forcing all of us to prepare for activities like hiking, bike riding, or running a 5k. Yep, in the middle of my bachelor party, and after a night out lasting until 4 a.m., I made all 10 of my guys run a 5k at 8 a.m. in the morning. No one complained, everyone finished. For some it was a challenge, for others it was expected. The best part was when we all stopped about 100 yards from the finish line to start a Speed Walking Race to end the 5k. My bros were ultra competitive with it, and it is my favorite memory of my time in Vancouver. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of brothers to celebrate the last days of my bachelorhood.
I recommend that every Bachelor Party incorporate some sort of physical activity. Everyone needs a break from the drinking and partying that usually consumes these parties. Let’s face it, not every guy knows their limit, nor does every guy enjoy endless partying and drinking. Everyone will be tired and/or hungover, the trick is how to ensure everyone can last until the end of the festivities.
Nearly 4 months later, and I'm still reminiscing about all the fun times had during my bachelor party. The best memories didn't come from the partying, but from the times spent with my bros talking, tandem bike riding, or speed walking with during this trip to Vancouver. Speaking of Vancouver, I highly recommend a visit to this amazing and versatile city. There is literally something that everyone will enjoy if they visit Vancouver. Plenty of Nature, plenty of amazing food, and on top of it all, the people are oh so friendly. The Canadian stereotype of being friendly definitely holds true based on my bachelor party. Thank you to the city of Vancouver for being such a great host, and thank you to my bros for being good sports. My bachelor party is one for the record books. The whole thing left me so content, with exception to one detail: Tim Hortons...please come to the States! I would be your number one fan I promise!