Friday eve! How is it Thursday already? The days are flying by!
I am going to combine these two days because there were both expo days and we well…worked the expo! Friday morning though, Michelle and I went for about a 3.5 mile shake out run to explore Providence. it was so much fun, because we ended up running by a lot of the same places in the race Sunday! We stopped along the way so I could take pictures, too.
we LOVED the architecture, all the old buildings were so beautiful! They just don’t make them like that anymore!
We found a pretty park with a pretty fountain on our way back.
This moment was when I realized just how hilly Providence was and that well…I was in trouble for the race!!! We showered and got ready for the opening day of the expo!
I had a blast working with Michelle, we busted our butts but had a great time!
That night we ate at Panera bread again. We were SO hungry, we had only eaten samples of larabars and snickers marathon bars all day during the expo! I actually had a SALAD people! If you know me you know this doesn’t usually happen, so I had to take a picture.
At dinner I was telling Michelle about the wonder that is froyo. Can you believe she had never had it? That was all I needed to hear, I was on a mission! I pulled out my phone and used my handy dandy yelp app and found a froyo place about a mile away. So, we set out on foot…only to get lost about 100 times…and it was getting dark.
We FINALLY found it after walking about 3 miles up and down hills…but it was so worth it. I think I got Michelle hooked!
I had watermelon and mixed berries with strawberries and cherries on top.
On the way back we stopped to get a better look at some of the beautiful buildings all lit up at night.
We had a few minutes to hit the hot tub again, then we hit the pillows!
The next day was a full day of expo-ing (is that a word?) and again we had such a great time! I had so much fun meeting so many blog readers (hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! I met so many of you I can’t remember names but you were all so sweet!)
Also, it just so happens the RunDisney booth was right near ours, and of course I made friends with the workers and told them I was running Princess, and Michelle said she was running tinkerbell, and he gave us WANDS that had just come in that no one had gotten yet! We were so excited!
After the expo closed we had the crazy task of breaking everything down by 10:00 and getting it out of the convention center. We were so exhausted I think both of us were ready to cry, but we got it all done by 11:00 (with a quick break to eat dinner at UNO’s again!) We knew we went to sleep way too late for a 7:00 am race, but we didn’t really have a choice!
Overall, I had a great expo experience, loved meeting everyone (especially my readers!) Loved selling running skirts, it was an amazing experience!
QOTD: Do you have any pre race rituals? do anything special the night before?
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