Saturday morning I picked up some coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts and met up with Carly at her place. We packed our bags into the car and once Jeanette arrived we were San Antonio bound!
First stop: the Alamodome for the expo.
We went straight to the Check-In area to pick up our bibs
Then we grabbed our shirts, swag bags, and headed into the merchandise/vendor area.
Nutrilite was our first stop. I traded in an old bottle of GNC vitamins for a 90-day supply of theirs.
As was the case with last year’s expo, it was enormous. Tons of vendors, a few freebies – basically anything your little runner heart desired was in the Alamodome.
We admired Rock n Roll’s 2011 Heavy Medals collection
Oooh, ahhh. Sparkly.
I replaced my near-empty container of Strawberry Lemonade Nuun and picked up the Citrus Fruit as well. Added bonus – another free water bottle!
Josh Cox was speaking about hydration and nutrition the day before a race:
Clearly I was very excited about my bag of swag:
Carly invested in a very appropriate Slightly Inappropriate Mantras tee
I invested in this Raw Threads shirt:
Carly bought us cheetah (!!) headbands to wear during the race. We had searched high and low for cheetah kneesocks in the weeks leading up to the race but came up empty handed. Headbands it was!
About an hour and countless dollars lately, we decided we had seen all the expo had to offer.
We took a peek at the finish line on our walk back to the car. It wasn’t done being set up yet, but still cool to see it completely empty and quiet.
We then parted ways with Jeanette to check into our respective hotels. We clearly hit the jackpot with our mini-suite. Plenty of room for us!
And courtesy of Carly, here is our fully stocked fridge:
All of the pre-race hydrating essentials: Smart Water, Vitamin Water, and wine.
While getting ready to head out to dinner, we dumped out our swag bags:
We LOVED the shirt. Super cute. The rest of the contents of the bag weren’t incredibly exciting, but when are they ever? There was a Gu flavor we hadn’t seen before – Island Nectar. That was about it.
Next up – dinner on San Antonio’s Riverwalk!