When I hear the word “expo” and I know I can go, my credit card runs the other way. Unfortunately, I know the number by heart and I am quick enough to catch it.
Yesterday evening, after work, I headed to St. Pete to pick up my Women’s Half Marathon race bib and check out the expo. This race was actually my second half marathon and I loved every second of it. I did not originally register for this race because I would still be recovering from NY. With NY being cancelled, I emailed the race directors to see if I can still get in. I did :) and they donated 20% of my registration to Feeding America for Hurricane Sandy.
|My view to the expo- Sunshine Skyway Bridge|
I got there at about 4:15 and found a parking spot close to the Vinoy and headed in, picked up my stuff and headed towards the expo. I knew the expo was small due to the last time I was there, but I was certainly not impressed with what was there. I was upset that the majority of the space was Fit 2 Run. There wasn’t anything I “needed” but knew if there was stuff I wanted, I would purchase it. I walked out with a gift for my sister from Raw threads that I will be giving her for Hanukkah.
|All the pretty bags|
|What greeted us as we walked in to get our shirts and expo|
On the way out, I saw my Team in Training Peeps. This race is benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, and I couldn’t be more excited. I will be out there in my purple jersey hoping I don’t chaffe too much. Glide will be my friend tomorrow.
I still haven’t made up goals for tomorrow for many reasons.
1. I was just put on new meds for my stomach, Amitiza, and I didn’t get to finish my 16 miles I had on deck for today. I only made it 9. 4.5 run out, 4.5 walk back
2. .On the way back, my hip started to hurt. I have been icing and foam rolling all day. it hurt so bad, I couldn’t walk.
3. I could have possibly PR but I didn’t have a rest day today, but it is still possible if I really push it.
4. I would like to add some miles before or after the race to really focus on the "goofy" training.
How would you run this race?
I am so excited to be running with the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers! I get to see their faces running. I am very excited Run Tampa is Hosting a water stop. I am also very excited, my first Team coach, Pete is the on course coach and TNT has a cheer station! Lot’s of motivation to get me through the run.
After the race, I will be on a mad dash to a dear friends birthday brunch. I won’t have the chance to shower and just in time, I received these amazing wipes!
I cannot wait to use them. I have heard such wonderful things about them. I actually keep baby wipes in my car, but I am hoping they won’t leave me nice and baby fresh. I have two packed in my bag ready to go!
**I will have a recap of the race and the ShowerPill once I get back into town on Wednesday, or once I get to my destination Sunday night or Monday when I am not a walking zombie.
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I can’t wait for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge! You get the opportunity to win prizes for staying active and staying accountable. Go sign up here