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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Twin Cities Marathon

I am running a marathon in 5 days. I have so many feeling about the race. I made a word cloud to represent somethings I feel about it today.

I am really excited about my upcoming year of training. I have some very ambitious goals that I will write about soon.