Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ready to Rock n' Roll!

Went to the Expo to pick up my race number, chip, and goodie bag this morning.

All kinds of goodies in the bag/given out: Sport Wash, Clif bar (Chocolate Mint), Lara bar (Carrot Cake and Coconut Cream Pie), Oikos Greek yogurt, Cytomax sports drink, Gu Chomps, some Dole fruit chunks (mango), Cascade Farm granola, an ING stress ball, coupons for the Sports Authority, Cascade Farms, Oikos, and more.

I sampled Tribe Origins tomato & veggie hummus, Nutrilite Grape sports drink, some pretzel-white chocolate? Nutrilite protein bar, Orange Cytomax sports drink, Strawberry Gu Chomps (pretty similar to my Strawberry Clif Shot Bloks).  Also sampled chocolate Muscle Milk.

Lots of technical clothing available for purchase; I resisted temptation.

I checked out the iFitness marathon belt (I saw the single pouch for $24; now that I have seen their website, I like their mini pouch which is only $20) which is very similar to a Spibelt (basic one for $20). (I don't have either).  It's something I've considered though, instead of trying to cram things into my tiny shorts pocket.  Does anyone have one of these?  Thoughts??  I'm told they don't ride up if you wear it low and tight.  Maybe I'll get one and try it out before my next race, whenever that will be.

I also checked out some water bottles with handles/pockets which I was very tempted by.  On my long runs, I just carry a biking water bottle... but I love the idea of a handle and zip pocket.  There were some by Nathan - the "Quickdraw Plus" a 22 ounce bottle with zip pocket that came in cute colors like pink and purple.  And a tiny "Sprint" a 10 ounce bottle with hand strap but no pocket.  I wonder if there are straps/pockets you can slip on a bottle without having to buy a bottle too... I don't need to drop $20 on a new water bottle.

The race shirt is a technical shirt by Brooks and oh my gosh, it actually fits!  First race tee that doesn't hit at my knees.



I'm mostly ready for tomorrow!  Here's my stuff:

Clockwise starting with the shoes:
Saucony ProGrid Omni 9, Feetures Light socks - no show with tab, Columbia Omni-Shade Eddyline baseball cap, Lululemon Women's Baseball Cap, Lululemon I Just Wanna Run tech SL, Lululemon Run: Fast Short, Moving Comfort Juno bra  (see, I haven't decided if I'm wearing a hat and/or sunglasses...and which hat).

In the middle is a pack of Strawberry Clif Shot Bloks and Espresso Love Gu.  I decided not to bring my own water bottle, so I will pop a shot blok or some gu as I see a water station come into view.

And I just realized I did not include my precious Garmin 405 watch and heart rate monitor in this photo (the watch is charging as I type this).

And last but not least, in the Competitor magazine I picked up at the expo, note that Amy Palmiero-Winters is wearing black Lululemon Speed Shorts on the cover...

and Lululemon reflective citron ombre stripe/coal Speed shorts for the picture inside the magazine:

That's all - wish me luck tomorrow morning!


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