This weekend is beyond crazy for us, so I decided to hit the Marathon Expo after work today. What a zoo! The lineup was crazy when me and my girlies arrived. I was quickly ushered up to the 5K line to pick up hubby's package. That lineup was about 10 mins long - even though it was only 3 people deep. Then on to the 10K line...except the lines were a mess over there...I got into a line that looked like it was for my last name...and 10 mins later, discovered that it was actually a lineup for the half that had doubled back and I had to move to the actual line. Thank goodness for free granola bars and jugo juice samples or I don't think the girlies would have lasted.
Once I had all of our packages, we turned to head into the expo itself. First stop the wheel of discounts at the Running Room. I only scored 10% but that was enough to get me going. I quickly nabbed an adjustable fuel belt and my favourite orange ginger Nuun. The guy from Eau Claire's RR was working the booth so we had a great little chat and then I paid and was on my way.
Next stop - Bondi Band!!! Wheeee! Tables and boxes and bags of lovely and beautiful wicking headbands for meeeeee! Well - I only bought 6 of them, but I had fun hunting. I resisted the temptation to buy the cleverly worded ones and focused on prints and plains. I did buy a grey one with a sparkly shamrock on it so I'll be good to go for St Paddy's...or just for luck any other time...
The only thing I'm regretting is not having picked up a bright yellow one to match my fancy new belt!
And now for the swag!
Beyond that - the girls were getting fussy so we left pretty quickly. I felt bad for the people showing up as I was leaving. The lineup was now out in the rain and wrapping around Max Bell. Hopefully the volunteers started finding their stride after I left and could get those lines flowing. Up note for people going tomorrow...maybe the lines will be shorter since 90% of people apparently tried to go today!
Next up this weekend - the friendship run and meeting Coach Jenny Hadfield! Stay tuned!