Race weekend is always exciting for me! I love, love, love the Expo - it's what I'd call "my happy place"! I had to leave work early on Friday for a doctor's appointment, so I was able to head to the Expo afterwards and meet up with my friend Mary Jo, who would be running the 5K on Saturday. Before I left work, my co-workers were super sweet and made me this cute sign...
Did I mention that I love the Expo? And, the Houston Marathon Expo is always well organized and fun! I love that they have the previous year's shirts all hanging along the back wall...so much history in the past 41 years!
|The shirts...call me crazy, but I love looking at these!|
While at the Expo, I ran into my peeps from Woodlands Fit! I love running into my peeps!
|My Peeps!!! Love the guys!!!|
I arrived downtown in plenty of time to park, hit the porta potties and line up at the start. I managed to find a good parking spot, but the parking meter was broken and I had to move my car, doh! I was meeting some of my Woodlands Fit peeps, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and another friend. I only managed to find about 1/2 of these folks, but it was all good! The invocation before the race was awesome...I am not sure who said it, I only know it was a local Rabi. And, Meb was there to say a few words. I love, love, love Meb! Once the race started, we ran right past him...I may or may not have yelled and waved to him like a crazy woman...there may now be a restraining order. I dunno.
My sister-in-law and I decided that we would run/walk the race together...no sense tiring out the legs when the longer race was more important to both of us. We had fun running and chatting along the way. The only downside? The weather! It was 70+ degrees and about 197% humidity - YUCK!
|Me with my Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law before the 5K!|
After the race, I finally caught up with Mary Jo and Ginger. They were enjoying the free adult beverages after running a great race. :-)
|See the crazy, long line????|
Taking a closer look, I realized that Jack in the Box was giving away FREE burgers!!! I know this sounds very food-snob of me, but WTF? Okay people, so you ran a 5K...I agree that a reward is in order, but it's gonna take more than a 5K to burn off that shiznit!
|Free thunder thighs and budonka donk butt, oops, I mean burgers!|
|I love these water bottles...so cute!|