I headed to the Expo from work on Friday. We closed the office early as it was almost Spring Break and no one was around anyway. I got the expo around 3:45 and was with my bib, shirt and bag by 4 o'clock.
I decided to walk around and at least glance at every booth. I've so many expos at this point that they do all blend together and there is only so many new things.
I do love the few things the LAM does: the name wall, the decorations around and this year they had a mini-graffiti wall
I ended up going to the KT booth to get taped (I won a fastpass on facebook so I didn't have to wait in line!), the kool n fit booth to get my free bottle of spray I won, and the Asics pace band booth to pick up my custom pace band, and also the nutrabullet booth to try out their new lines of smoothies that will hit the market soon.
I listened to the end of a talk at the Speakers series and continued on and passed the New Years Eve race booth and stopped to chat. Turns out they are doing a Double Header Challenge where you can run either the 5k or 10k and then the half and get 3 medals and 3 shirts! Well I pulled out my workout schedule and I need to do 18-20 miles that day as a taper for Star Wars and also my last taper for the LA marathon so I was in! Did I mention there was a 30 dollar discount? Yes yes yes! I will be doing the 10k and half and am excited! Now I just need to think of my New Years resolution that will go on my bib!
After that, I hit up the clif booth to grab a 5 hr band and was going to try some samples but the lines were crazy long. Same with at any of the giveaway booths. I think it was because it was after school and a lot of the SRLA (Students Run LA) groups were there. The expo itself wasn't crowded though.
I ended up leaving the expo around 4:45 feeling satisfied. I headed on the train home and met up with a friend for happy hour before calling it an early night to prep everything before calling it an early night.
What do you usually think of race expos?