And, not only is it Friday, it's an Expo Friday! If you're one of those runners who routinely hands off your race info postcard to a friend to pick up your packet at the expo, then you're seriously missing out. Don't get me wrong, I used to be one of those runners too. Then one day I decided to make a go of it and hit up the expo myself to see what all the rage was about.
It's a runners' heaven. Sensory overload. Everything you could possibly imagine to help make your run the best ever is readily available to you in the same place. Socks, hydration systems, shoes, insoles, apparel, motivational speakers, GU and electrolyte tablets in all sorts of flavors, personal safety merchandise, mp3 holders, oh, yea, and your packet :)
There's so much going on, and so many people jammed in one place, that it can be a tad overwhelming at first. But I guarantee you'll love it. Just ease your way in, and check it all out!
Today, I'll be heading over to Navy Pier to pick up my packet for the Chicago 1/2 Marathon, and Mike will be hanging out at the The UnitedHealthcare Sports and Fitness Expo (at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel), representing Atayne. Yes, that means there's Atayne apparel for sale. You, too, can get trashed with Atayne.
I got the go-ahead from my PT to run the 1/2 marathon this weekend...well, I first had to promise to dunk my gams in ice immediately after, and that I would walk/run it. A promise is a promise. As long as it means I can continue to run throughout my recovery, that's just dandy. These legs have a lot o' runnin' to do over the next few months, and if Mike continues to be the influence that he is (good? bad?) then I'll be conquering an ultra by late spring, oy!
Speaking of, we've got some updating to do on the Dances with Dirt 50k from last weekend. It was a blast! More on that later, picture-fest and all...I get a little camera-happy when it comes to races. Bear with me.
Here's a preview:
Anywho, hit up an expo near you, you'll see what I'm talkin' about.