I actually think I have as much fun picking up my race packets as I do running races. It’s fun to get your shirt, your bib, your timing tag, and free goodies. For the second year in a row, the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo was held inside Tropicana Field. Hubby and I went yesterday morning and walked around for an hour or so.
Let’s just get past all my photos now, shall we?
That last picture? That’s exactly how I look when I run. I can dream anyway….
Hubby has gotten used to all my picture taking and he just let’s me do my thing. He knows that I have to take pictures of everything. Nothing wrong with that, right?
We ran into a fellow blogger from the #TBLB, Beka from Rebecca Roams. Can you believe I didn’t get a picture of us? Bad blogger.
We also saw our friend Val, who actually works with hubby. She does WW also, and was at the WW booth. Everyone say hi to Val!
I stocked up on GU Gel from Fit2Run and I bought some super cute headbands. This one in particular is pretty fabulous and I will likely wear it today… Fabulous, yes?
We also went ahead and got our wristbands for our free beer at the finish line today. Yes, I’ve been wearing it since yesterday. It’s all about being prepared. No sense in wasting precious time dealing with my ID tomorrow when I could be enjoying an ice cold beer after finishing 13.1 miles.
The race shirt this year is red and it’s great! I am so torn because I want to wear it today for the race, but I also want to wear my new Nike tank top. Given the weather, I’ll probably go for the tank top and then wear the race shirt after the race.
After the Expo, we went to PDQ for lunch. I tried their new Spicy Buffalo Tenders sandwich. It had a nice kick to it. I wonder if I can get the Spicy Buffalo Tenders on a salad? I ‘m going to ask next time. PDQ is always delicious…
Today was an early morning for us – up at 4am to have time to eat and get ready. I hate being rushed, so I would rather get up earlier… Shortly after I posted this, we were out the door to head to St. Pete and find parking. Here’s the weather forecast for this morning. This is a full 30 degrees warmer than it was for last year’s. Quite a difference!
Go time is 7:30! I’m in Corral 10, the very last one. But it’s all good, slow and steady wins the race, right? And the race is against ME, MYSELF, and I.
Also wanted to say how proud I am of hubby… He’s doing the Mini Marathon 5K today and it’s his second timed race in just two weeks. Go hubby!
Check back tomorrow for my race recap, I always enjoy writing those!
Are you running the St Pete Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon today? Or the Mini Marathon 5K?