This may turn out to be a new favorite shirt. Love the green!
Who doesn't love Elvis??
We wondered around and ran into Charlie the Tuna
As you can tell Megan was ready to eat Charlie right there at the Expo! Thankfully Charlie swam away before Megan could find her knife and fork in her swag bag. :)
Also saw the Orange team from the Biggest Loser from a few seasons ago. Fun stuff! We ended up walking off the beach with him after the race. Seemed really nice. We had a brief conversation. He has completed twenty two half marathons since the Biggest Loser and is ready to attempt a full marathon. Good Luck to him!
I did end up buying some new compression sleeves. I now am the owner of new black compression sleeves to complement my pink ones that I left at home. I think I am in love with compression after races. My legs legs feel so much better after a long run.
After the expo we headed for some lunch and checked into the hotel. Then of course we were beach bound! We ended up in the room beside our friend Gary from run club. Always nice to see friends on a destination race weekend. We all enjoyed some sun and sand. Gary has developed some weird radar for us teachers. Every time we turned around there he was. You would think with so many people around we wouldn't keep running into each other. I am convinced he has a tracking device on one of us :) I am not normally a huge beach fan, but it was a nice day to lay out and swim in the ocean. I was a bit paranoid that I was going to burn and then have to run 13.1 miles burnt..but turned out I really didn't have much to worry about on that front. I must have sprayed the SPF on without missing a bunch of spots which is good.
After the beach we headed back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. Gary had found a pizza/pasta place and a bunch of runners were going to meet up there for some food. I had some very yummy manicotti. I now think I am going to give up eating pasta the night before a race. Seems like every time I eat pasta before a race I don't feel the best race morning.
So far a great night before a race. Next up the actual race day recap...