Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Twin Cities Marathon Expo

This was the first year in a while that the company I work for hasn't had a booth at the Twin Cities Marathon Expo. It was nice to not be standing all day the day before the marathon. I decided I wanted to go to the expo when it wouldn't be too busy and Carrie Tollefson was going to be there at a 2:00 on Friday so I decided it would be fun to stop and talk to her. She is another one of my favorite local running legends. She is so down to earth and friendly.

When I got to the expo, I went straight back to the packet pick up. There was no line. Yeah! I grabbed my number, chip and ear warmers and was off to explore the expo. There were so many booths so I just wandered around. I didn't need anything specific but thought I might find something I wanted.

I got to chat with Carrie Tollefson for a little while. I was surprised that she remembered me from a couple weeks earlier. I was at the Mac track with a coworker filming some exercise progression videos for runners and she was there doing a workout. She remember seeing me there and asked about my work. She is really the nicest person. It was so fun chatting with her.

I continued to wander through the booths when I ran into a friend. He also happens to be the President of the Twin Cities in Motion. The organization that puts on the TC Marathon. I had to get a photo with him. I can't believe I forgot to get a photo with Carrie Tollefson. He wished me good luck in the marathon and was off to his marathon duties for the day.

I really liked the Twin Cities Marathon poster and debated on whether or not to buy one. In the ended, I decided not to buy it. I wasn't sure where I would put it.

I grabbed a photo at the Medtronic's booth. I am not sure why I didn't throw my hands in the air like I  was winning and was crossing the tape first. I will do that next time. It is the only time I will cross any tape first.

The expo was fun. There was so much stuff to buy. I can't believe I left the expo with only my race packet.

Coming soon...the Twin Cities Marathon Recap.


  1. Hey, I just saw that you joined team Oiselle. Welcome to the team!

  2. At least you have the opportunity to enjoy the expo this year from the other side of the booth.