We headed inside to get our race bib and shirt. Since it's the Rock 'n' Roll series, they make you feel like a rockstar...walking on the red carpet! :-)
And here it is! My very first race bib that says "marathon!!!"
And of course Paige and I had to take a few more pictures!
Luckily, we ran into some of the girls! Here's Christina (this was her first half), Paige, Missy and Leah (Sole2Soul Sisters from Pace, FL), me, and Ann!
After these photo ops we all went inside to check out all the vendors. I'm telling you...this was a runner's heaven! I bought a few shirts (yes I bought one that says 26.2 on it), a 26.2 metal hanger to hang from my rear view mirror in my car, and Paige and I bought matching sweaty bands for the race. And of course, Paige and I had to take THIS picture:
I also learned from a lady in the bathroom (lol) that the race was going to have chocolate milk at the finish line!!! I was sooo excited! I always drink chocolate milk as my recovery drink after a long run and was a little worried about how I was going to get my chocolate milk in my body in the peak recovery hour after the run. This lady lead me and Paige to the Chocolate Milk Refuel tent and we made our own videos about chocolate milk for a chance to be on their Team Refuel!!! The videos haven't been posted yet but I can't wait to see them! I would LOVE to be on Team Refuel since I am such an advocate for my chocolate milk!!! When the videos come out I will post it because I will need your vote to win!!! :-)
After the expo, Paige and I headed to our hotel to meet Andy. I was sooo excited that he was coming to share this journey with me! I LOVE my hubby and he was sooo awesome this weekend!!!