Expo day!! We drove up Friday to get our packets so we wouldn’t be up and on our feet a ton Saturday before the race.
First stop at the Expo was to get some Chicago Marathon gear! Rob got a sweet vintage style track warm up type shirt and I got a running jacket.
Me in my new Chicago Marathon jacket.
While shopping we saw Dean Karnazes doing a small signing. The line was already cut off, but not matter. He is speaking at our university Monday night so we hope to catch him then.
After a bit more looking around we got to meet up with two fellow runners I’ve been excited to finally meet in person, Stevi and Chris! Stevi was super sweet and we both talked a mile a minute trying to catch up on how each other were feeling about the impending race. This will be her first marathon and I know she is going to do great! I only wish we lived closer so we could go for a run sometime. 🙂
After our gab session Rob and I continued checking out the Expo. We found our names on the Nike mural and they were next to each other this year, very cool!
The video that runs the course.
Nic is such a sweetheart and will be cheering on some friends this year and has a marathon coming up very soon!
After a quick change of clothes it was time to get to 5 Miles Easy around the lake followed by 6x100M Strides.
Rob running along Lakeshore.
When we returned we were able to meet up with two gals from our hometown, Amy and Abby. This will be their first marathon and we are so excited for them! I hope we get to see them at more races in the future!
And that was the end of our Expo experience! It was such a fun day! I’m glad we got to meet up with so many great people and I hope we get to hang out post-race. Good luck to all Chicago Marathoners!!!!