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The Expo and Pro Friends

The Expo and Pro Friends


We kicked off the weekend a little early yesterday with a fun Vega hydrator mocktail and an afternoon swim session.

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Somehow I convinced the men that it was a good idea to go to the expo together so I didn’t have to go today when it was crowded.

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Showing up to a race expo on a Friday night about 15 minutes before it closes is pretty smart. It wasn’t crowded at all.

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Funny though I still managed to get side tracked.

I found some cool new shades by Oculus who makes the other sunglasses I race in.

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They had a pretty nice selection.

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They also had some really cute shoe charms.

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The boys were quick to spot the HALO booth

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and all the cool mannequin heads.

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We helped close down the expo there.

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Thanks America’s Finest City Half Marathon for the cool bag.

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Thank you Judah for helping Mommy carry it.

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Thank you San Diego for being so beautiful.

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And thank you NuttZo for the to go packets.

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We got them for the shake out run this morning, but they came in very handy last night in the car as a snack.

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Yep. They’re good just from the packet.

Here’s a random cool cloud to show you from the way home.

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Oh and here’s our new pet that Joaquin caught. His name is “Sizzy” or “Thizzy”. I’m not sure, but whatever it is I don’t pronounce it correctly when I say it.

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Taught boot camp this morning. Went from boot camp to Target in my cool new socks.

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Yes, that’s still an old race tag on my shoe. I don’t know why I leave them on there.

Had a quick chia shot in the car

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and then met up with all these cool kids for our little Pro Compression shake out run.

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It was a bit toasty out there, but that didn’t seem to stop anyone.

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Heck yes that’s Sarah. She’s the Pro queen.

Even Amy convinced her hubby to come out and run a short 5K with us and Tracy came out with her 6 week old.

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After the run we got to chat a bit. It’s always so darn fun meeting people in real life after you’ve known each other for such a long time through the blog world.

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Pro Compression hooked us up with some fun prizes to give away at the end.

I present to you the winners.

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Even the Silent Assassin came out.

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He brought me some special chilies to plant.

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I’m so excited!

A lot of people brought old shoes to donate. A local friend’s 11 year old daughter is running her own community service event and collecting shoes for the homeless around the world. Isn’t that so cool?

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These good people. Always ready to help others out.

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It was a great morning.

I’ll be seeing this girl in Kauai in just two short weeks.

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My friend Leslie is a trail running rockstar and she was the one who warned me about the race last weekend. We met for the first time today and she promised she’d teach me a trick or two about the trails.

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These two cute local mamas, Kendyl and Alicia are some cool Instagram friends.

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And, THIS is why I’m on lunch picture taking probation.

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Yeah, it took me forever to put this awesome salad beast together and when I thought I’s take a picture of my masterpiece this happened.



Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  1. 1
    Kim says:

    Glad you still see Sarah – I miss reading her blog!!!
    San Diego looks gorgeous – have fun tomorrow!!

  2. 2

    Wow! Looks like a great start to a race weekend. Have fun!!! Run fast!

  3. 3

    I’m up! I think I got 2 hours of sleep (sigh).

  4. 4
    marti says:

    good luck today! can’t wait to hear all about it. i’m sure you will rock it and have a blast!! 🙂

  5. 5
    MB says:

    When will you, SR Sarah, and RER Monica be putting together a SoCal running camp for us mere mortals?? All of your readers would go to that!!!

  6. 6
    elizabeth says:

    Vega hydrator, I don’t think I’ve tried it, how is it? You try all the good stuff!

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    Kathy says:

    Wow…I feel like I have missed a lot in the days we were up north. Hope you had a great race..can’t wait to hear about it on the recap….looks like a lot of familiar names out there with you…you do have your own popular group don’t you?! 😉

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    purelytwins says:

    looked like a fun race!!

  9. 9

    I have to admit, when I saw your lunch fail picture on Instagram it made me laugh pretty hard! The things we do to get a good food pic. 🙂 When you’re in Kauai you have to go eat at Hamura Saimin! It’s this tiny hole in the wall restaurant, but such a fun local experience and delicious!


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