We headed downstairs to check out the action. Near the beginning, I saw some shoes on sale that I was drawn to and the guy asked me what I was looking for. I told him I wear minamalist shoes, to which he said, "wow, you're a hardcore runner!" Heh, sure. He didn't have anything of interest to me, but he did make me try out this elliptical that's supposed to help with your running form. RunnerSis was there to take a pic of me looking
We quickly moved on after I made a fool of myself and checked out the other booths. Another running store had Minimus on sale for $75 (regularly $100). I let out a squeal as I desperately want a pair of trail, since they have the wider toebox. I called Ryan to consult with him (we have separate bank accounts, but really everything comes down to "our money"). He was a huge party pooper and reminded me how we have to book a hotel for DC and Chicago asap. Oh. Yeah. That. Sadly, dejectedly, broken-heartedly, I put the shoes back and cried on the inside. Nope, I'm not dramatic at all.
After checking out all the goods, we saw that you could make signs to cheer people on. RunnerSis was an awesome cheerleader for us and made us both signs: yay for a cheering section!
We were uber nerds and posed with our bibs: with a little bit of RunnerBaby thrown in there for ya.
Here's what the shirts look like (they're Brooks tech tees): I like it!
I also got this (it's from the same company that made my born and raced in MI shirt - which is on sale now on their site for all you MI people. Here's their site link: Oiselle ) love love love it and now I match: Mrs. Q :)
After some fun at the expo, we headed to a nearby outlet mall, where they got some good running clothes finds. RunnerBaby indulged in a cider slush: yum!
and a little later on, I had to capture this because it was just too cute. RunnerBaby wants to be just like mama. I think this is their, "don't mess with me" look: and they even match!
It was a good time and definitely helped calm some pre-race nerves. On our way home, we saw a truck driver wearing a Bert (from Sesame Street) mask as he was driving. I tried to snap a pic, but alas, couldn't get one in time. When I told Ryan, he said he was probably a serial killer. He had a passenger, so let's hope he was just bored...
Speaking of Ryan, when I came home, I tried to help him feel better, and I think he's improved a bit throughout the night, just by resting and not doing much. We watched 'Bridesmaids' and I made homemade mac and cheese. I figured it was a good combo of comfort food and carbs for tomorrow :) I'll be heading to be soon, to get up earrrlllly for the race. It's roughly an hour away and we want to make sure we get there in time to find parking. The race actually starts at 8. Ahhhhh. Less than 12 hours from now. Here goes nothing!
-What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun?
-Found any great new companies/products/deals at an expo before?
-Do you lay everything out the night before your race? I double and triple check EVERYTHING.
-Any last words of wisdom?