Tina and I decided to meet (conveniently at Whole Foods) so we could drive downtown to the race expo together. The GPS took us in such a way that we went right through downtown where a St. Patrick’s Day parade/festival was going on. It literally took us 45+ minutes to go five miles. After what seemed like an eternity, we parked at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Since I’ve run this race every year since it started in 2007, I got to stand in a special Streaker line to pic up my race bib.
In addition to getting a red bib instead of a green one (I think they were green), I also got a cool hat.
Tina and I wandered around the expo for a bit, grabbing random free samples.
There was even meat, although we passed on that. The people working for Publix seemed to get a kick out of me taking a picture of it though.
In a corner, we found the Chobani Cho-mobile, which was probably the most popular thing at the expo. Tina had been talking to Lindsay from Chobani, so we wanted to find her. There she is!
Lindsay hooked us up with yogurt. Seriously, look at this!
I think there were ten in there! And also, a side effect of working in the promotional products industry is that you note what brand of bag they came in. Gemline if you were wondering. Although I’m sure you were not.
We stayed at the expo for about an hour before heading back to our cars. We ended up running into Lindsay (blogging Lindsay not Chobani Lindsay) as we were walking out the door. Yes, I realize this is not a picture of Lindsay, but you can pretend and I have one of her from the next day anyway.
Since we parked at Whole Foods, I decided that’s where I’d get my dinner from. Most people eat pasta the day before a race, I eat kale. Although I stuck a bit of pasta in there for good measure.
The rest of the night was spent preparing for my early 4:55 am wake-up call.