I had one goal for the expo on Saturday which was to meet some lovely (and fast!) elite runner ladies. Kara Goucher & Lauren Fleshmen were signing autographs with Oiselle, so we went there first. However, once we finally found the back of the line we were told it was "closed" and had closed only 2 minutes prior. BOO! So we opted to stand near the autograph table and steal a few pics of them as they signed for others. The hubby, being the ingenious guy he is, walked behind their booth for a classic discrete photo bomb. Gotta love him, lol.
My BFF Carrie & I moved on to stand in line to see US Marathon Record holder Deena Kastor. We had to wait about a half hour and the line which also just so happened to be right near the Oiselle area. This is where I'll say that Kristen can be mischievous in getting what she wants... I could not let go of the opportunity to meet and snag a picture with Kara and Lauren! Since I am the queen of 'oblivious' anyway, I decided to live up to my expectations by 'wandering' back to their line and worked my way into the line as if I didn't know any better. YES, I am bad, I know, but Carrie was thankful and no one else seemed to care ;) Mission Accomplished!
And of course, we jumped back into line to see Deena Kastor, who is super sweet! Hey, we almost look like twins!
After catching up with all the "famous" peeps (my husband being most famous of all, says he), we wandered around to enjoy the rest of the expo vendors. Here are a few highlights.
We Run Together
On the training schedule for Saturday was an hour run and knew exactly where I wanted to go! In driving from the airport, we passed this amazing running path along a beautiful river. Turns out it was only a few blocks from the expo downtown. So the hubby and I and our two friends set off in the afternoon to run along the river. To get there, we toured downtown down this awesome paved trail, around Boston Commons, etc. Just another reason why I love running: it serves as an amazing way to explore new places... and even better with great friends!
The run was so amazingly perfect. Between the air of excitement with the marathon, the beautiful spring weather and the breathtaking view of the river and city, I was on cloud 9!! #RunHappy!
Today we are catching lunch with a bunch of Hokie friends and doing some final rounds of the expo. Otherwise, we plan to keep it low key... after all, we have runners who NEED to REST for their race TOMORROW! Woot woot!
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Cheers from Boston! Have a wonderful Easter everyone!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and endurance athlete residing in southwest Virginia alongside her husband and dog. Through this blog she aims to share favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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