Juan and I went to the expo yesterday, Thursday, to avoid the masses. this is post is mostly pictures to give you a break from all the reading!
Who shrinked my expo? What happened? It is SMALL. In a way, I left happier, because it could be a bit overwhelming and exhausting, but I was done in 30 minutes… what? So strange. Am I the only one?
Anyway the fun pictures.
Juan told me to meet by the Javits statue. The what? I had been there a million times and I had never seen the Jacob Javits statue. that’s crazy right?
This is the first time that they had bib entry open to the public. It was so strange and AMAZING! didn’t have to separate from my hubs who just wanted to shop around, which you had to do before (and then meet somewhere outside on the OTHER side) Loved that!
Just because he reminded me of my husband, ok??
OMG!!!! Geoffrey Mutai, we chatted for a bit, about Berlin mostly, sweeeeet sweeeeet man! AND SO FAST. IS THAT CONTAGIOUS PLEASE?
Marathon woman! I love seeing Kathryn! I guess we’re going to Mallorca to do the 261!
Go mini me!!! well, it was cool but first there was some attempts to get it, where you sign up on an Ipad with your facebook account, and UGH, I don’t know my password!!!! So it blocked me off of facebook. much hilarity ensued and eventually I got it. So, as soon as I took it out, ugh, I got creeped out, it looked like me! CREEPY. then, I liked it. I want to bit it a bit, but I don’t think it’s in my marathon week diet.
don’t you think it looks like a blond Kara Goucher????
I saw many friends, chatted a bit and I knew there was a second floor. DON’T FORGET TO GO TO THE SECOND FLOOR!!! When you exit the main hall you take the stairs on your left. You’ll see it. I hope.
They had these big Start and Finish and a medal for each boro, which were cool. I’d love to have those in my apartment. I do.
sorry I sat in Staten Island, but I guess that’s what I do most of the time I spend on Staten Island for the mary!
I loved this photo!!!! I have never broken the tape and this is quite SURELY the closest I am every going to get!
the second floor was EMPTY
Then, we headed out, got some dosas for dinner at the Hampton Chutney, YUM and headed to the Under Armour Party as Nick Arciniaga and Chris McCormack would be there (and Macca is my husbands hero, and had never met him!). It was quite amazing! We were at the Under Armour Brand House on Broadway and Houston, Soho. Which, so lame of me, didn’t even know it existed!!! Well, it’s not like I go and walk around Broadway in Soho ever. Really, 2nd worst after Times Square for a local. the store was impressive!!! We pretty much wanted everything! (and did liiiiiiitle shopping)
They were releasing the speedform gemini. And I got a sample pair, we shall see soon!
Juan had an ENLIGHTENING 2-minute convo with his IDOL. We talked about it for hours. Wow.
wow the kid was EXCITED. note the osom sweatshirt? oh yes? yes, i got it for him! And Macca is TALL!
so funny that the two athletes looks this way and the brand people looked THAT way?
Nick and I had a cool convo. He is after Meb! eh, so easy, just stick to his back, Meb knows what his doing… Top American maybe? At least 2nd? Go Nick!
these shoes feel SO different, quite bounce and like they slide forward somehow. I got all the info and specs and havent read ANYTHING yet obvs, but I am quite curious. I dont do well or believe even in cushiony or bouncy shoes, but these felt different. Ill definitely put some miles in them after the marathon!
After that, we raced home. I had had a looooooong day at the office, preparing for this weekend’s marathon. Friday I am hosting and MCing my team’s dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square and I have all these other commitments for race weekend. Busy busy. TIRED. See you on the other side? how was YOUR expo trip?
Yay! I thought that the expo was really small too. I wasn’t sure if it was just me or not. I haven’t been in the past but had to go pick up my Dash bib! My friend “The Flash” also go the mini marathoner. They are a pretty cool perk! By the way, there is a UA sample sale this week 260 Fifth Ave (btwn 28th & 29th) from 10-7 today, 10 -8 tomorrow and on Sunday but I know you are busy 😉
I put your bib # in my tracker! Good luck on Sunday!
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Thank you for sharing your pictures. They look great. Lucky you, you got to meet the elite runners! I arrived in town yesterday so I missed all that fun stuff when I went to the expo.Too many people Looking forward to a great race tomorrow morning. Again, you have been a great help with the marathon tips. Much appreciated! Good luck to you as well.
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It did feel really small! Or at least… ASICS doubled in size, and everything else was made to fit in a smaller and more cramped space. I felt a little claustrophobic at times because of so many people! I’ll post my thoughts in my new blog (http://victoryheadstandrunner.blogspot.com) … got a pic with Dean Karnazes today!
And I saw your post on marathon week events and did the Timex OneRelay celebration and fun run — got to run a few miles in Central Park with Leo Manzano and Molly Huddle and sit in on a panel that Bart Yasso hosted with Leo, Molly, Josh Cox, and Des Linden! Thanks for the heads up on that!
Have a great race tomorrow – I’m working post-finish line at Family Reunions 🙂
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