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Hi everyone! I ran my first marathon yesterday and it was an amazing experience! (Don’t get me wrong though; it wasn’t exactly 26.2 miles of bliss…) The fun started off on Saturday, a day before the race, at the Expo. On the way to the Expo, I met two other runners and we walked there together. One young lady helped calm my nerves and ease my fears by telling me about her first marathon experience. The other person was a grad student who shared a bit of his story and tips. I later found out that his young man won 3rd in his age group! I felt so embarrassed after I saw the list of winners because I remembered talking nonsense to him like, “Oh maybe I’ll see you at the end! :D”…He was like, “…we’ll see” haha oh dear I am so awkward! Anyways I didn’t stay at the Expo long, but I got to see a few interesting things:
People demonstrating “The Stick” massager.
Raw food samples.
So Delicious and Amy’s food
Lara bars: Cashew Cookie was my favorite flavor and it’s only made of cashews and dates! You can totally make this at home.
Zinc Coconut water: The product in larger paper containers tastes good and it’s NOT from concentrate. The bottled ones are NASTY and from concentrated juice. These are undrinkable. They gave use bottled Zinc after the race and it tasted like metal. 
More about my actual race experience next! 

Hi everyone! I ran my first marathon yesterday and it was an amazing experience! (Don’t get me wrong though; it wasn’t exactly 26.2 miles of bliss…) The fun started off on Saturday, a day before the race, at the Expo. On the way to the Expo, I met two other runners and we walked there together. One young lady helped calm my nerves and ease my fears by telling me about her first marathon experience. The other person was a grad student who shared a bit of his story and tips. I later found out that his young man won 3rd in his age group! I felt so embarrassed after I saw the list of winners because I remembered talking nonsense to him like, “Oh maybe I’ll see you at the end! :D”…He was like, “…we’ll see” haha oh dear I am so awkward! Anyways I didn’t stay at the Expo long, but I got to see a few interesting things:

  • People demonstrating “The Stick” massager.
  • Raw food samples.
  • So Delicious and Amy’s food
  • Lara bars: Cashew Cookie was my favorite flavor and it’s only made of cashews and dates! You can totally make this at home.
  • Zinc Coconut water: The product in larger paper containers tastes good and it’s NOT from concentrate. The bottled ones are NASTY and from concentrated juice. These are undrinkable. They gave use bottled Zinc after the race and it tasted like metal. 

More about my actual race experience next! 

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  1. sitesnap said: Congrats on such a great accomplishment! I can’t wait to run a half-marathon!
  2. eat-in-workout said: CONGRATS!
  3. gochelseago said: the free food and swag is definitely the best part of race expos!
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