I was excited to get early VIP entry into the Expo this year as a blogger, because it gave me a chance to buy all the things. Quickly.
First up I found Brandi which was awesome.
Next year is going to be the 10th anniversary of the race returning to Pittsburgh. Also awesome.
Shopping was a thing after we picked up bibs and race shirts. I had to get the new SJ Sports Jewelry charms to add to my collection from last year.
There was also a rather fine shirt I wanted to pick up from P3R before they sold out. I order my SCRR stuff from them which I always love.
Fleet Feet and nuun were on hand to help me out with some race day supplies. I was not allowed to buy anything else after that. Dick's had a range of T's and hats I had my eye on.
We had fun with the giant 26.2 and the race name wall. (What? He does motivate me).
I did not buy shoes, I consider this a remarkable feat of self control. Dick's Sporting Goods did send me these fab Brooks Launch 4's designed just for the marathon before we left and I refused to take them off all week.
Let's do this!
Merril is a former Pittsburgh Steeler, which is impressive to me just in itself. He spoke about 'being uncommon' and my favourite thing 'find a way'. My other favourite thing of the night was Tony's bow tie, it's cool.
|Official PGH Bloggers: Chelsea, me, Tony, Brandi|
I really enjoyed meeting everyone. It was pouring rain when we left, but I was too focused on getting those shoes off to care too much.
Next up - 5k!