This was my first time getting to an expo on the first day when it opens.
We got up at 6 and just stretched and caught up on life before getting ready and going to breakfast at 8. The food court was pippin! We got done at 850 and took a cab over to wide world of sports from pop century that cost 10 bucks with tip.
We got there right at 9 and took a ton of pics with the posters with no wait and got in line in the cold and wind. We were hoping they would open at 915 but didn't open until 930.
We had our waivers and went to pick up our bibs and get our pic taken with our bib. This is what they are doing instead of wristbands and I guess they will just check them at the end? It was not explained but that's out best guess.
Before getting shirts, we went to the official expo where I got 4 sweaty bands, 2 magnets (one for the fridge and one decal for my car), and a mug. I was so happy I was able to get that stuff and it was very uncrowded. I got my shirts (5k was a youth large as the smalls were unisex) and headed to the main expo. I also stopped to see if they had the new Meb Skechers and ended up trying in the run 4 that just came out. I don't need any new shoes now, but I may buy a racing marathon shoe. I will see how my current shoes hold up.
On the way to the merchandise, we noticed KT line was super short so we both got taped up! I've never used the tape but it feels good so far.
The merchandise area was a zoo! I could barely even walk down the dopey aisle. I got an I did it (which was sized super tiny as I had to get a large to hope it won't shrink since its 100% cotton) shirt and a coast to coast shirt.
I saw the princess medals!!! And then got to meet and talk to Jeff Galloway and his advice for doing dopey and rebel was to take it easy which we plan on doing.
After we wandered around the expo and of course visited the clif booth and bought extra fuel since it was a good deal from fit2run. Then I visited sweaty bands to buy some headbands for some other costumes (Ariel, Elsa, Cinderella, Anna and Iridessa) and then we were done and headed to the outside expo. We got some free sunscreen and I tried on arm sleeves at sparkle athletic. I plan on buying a white/silver pair at the Star Wars expo to start bringing with me to wear as something to warm me up.
Overall the expo was great and I was glad we waited for it to open because it was so uncrowded. When we left, it was very busy!
The transportation was easy from our hotel but since we didn't take the bus there, it was a bit confusing but we figured it out.
How did you like the Expo?