Today I drove to Anaheim to go to the Expo for the Disney Half Marathon. I knew it would be crowded early, last year the line for packet pick-up was really long and in full sun. Expo opened at noon. I was in line at 11, in the first group and in the shade. PERFECT. I brought water, pretzels, Ipod and Runners World Magazine. I could not help but listen to the conversations people were having around me. I was surrounded by "know-it-all" people. Not my favorite crowd. Expo opened right on time and packet pick up is very well organized. I got the kids stuff and mine and I headed to the Expo on the main floor to get my shirt and my bag. The kids got a bag as well with a shirt. This is the content of our bags
I put this one because we can see the shirts better. Blue is the kids, in the back is "I did it". I love it and I love that it is not white!!! Mine is the black one, nice technical shirt. The one I had was way too big and they were nice enough to exchange it for a small. I still see myself as a big person and I put big size on the registration forms.
Here is the picture with the rest of the stuff...lots of flyers for other races. They had a contest to win an entry to one RNR race and I entered for New Year's Eve race in Indian Wells. I made sure to tell them that I think that $175 is way too expensive for a Half Marathon!!!
I was walking around and this man stops me and says "Hello, How are you?, I see you ran with Dean, how was that experience?" (I was wearing the shirt from my race with Dean Karnazes) That guy looked so familiar and then I realized who it was: Jeff Galloway! What a nice guy he is. I talked with him for a while, he asked about my running and how I am doing. I am so happy I got to meet him. He had a contest for a chance to win a trip to Athens to run the marathon there with him so of course I filled out the form. Why not! I bought a couple books and he signed them both for me.
Pretty cool right?
He is tall and so skinny!
I stopped by a booth called Life Clinic. They had this fancy machine that measure your BMI, Weight, Body Fat content, BP. Pretty cool. I did the test and I got my results in 3 minutes. BP 100/60. HR 68. BMI: 18.5
Tomorrow is the kids race!
Sunday my turn!!!