So I headed back to the Toronto Marathon expo this afternoon. There were a few things I decided I wanted to pick up and I kinda like the race expos (despite their danger to my pocketbook).
There were little to no lines today, so I wonder if the craziness yesterday was a combination of a lot of early people combined with volunteers getting into their groove. Today there was a lot better flow and things seemed to be going very well.
I picked up an Asics winter running hat, a container of Vega (I’ll be having a seperate post about how much I love Vega!), and a copy of 26.2 Marathon Stories that I had signed by the authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson. Kathrine was incredibly nice and sweet. She wrote: “The marathon is a nice prize, but the real victory is embracing the process. Love it and go for it!”
I’m not relaxing at home, have had my final meal ;-) and am getting my race essentials together:
- Shirt and Shorts
- Watch and pace band
- Body Glide (no bloody 11’s!)
- Water belt
- Bib and chip
- Ipod (I know, bad runner)
- Post-race nutrition
- Towel and change of clothing as well as a sweater and tear aways for before the race.
I’ll have a post at some point tomorrow with my results, photos and the like! Think good no-bonking thoughts for me!