My Los Angeles Marathon weekend began on Friday, February 12, 2016 with the expo at the LA Convention Center!
I went after work and the excitement started to build with my walk to the convention center.
I saw the set-up area for the Olympic Marathon Trials and got giddy! The Olympic Trials were for the next day and I’d be volunteering.
For now, Health & Fitness Expo time!
Everything was marked well.
I was excited to see how things would look now that Skechers Performance was the title sponsor of the LA Marathon.
I even wore my Skechers shoes (with my Balega socks, of course) in honor of the new sponsor.
Bib pick-up was organized and easy.
Meb and Kara! There were plenty of cool photo ops throughout the expo.
After bib and shirt pick-up, we were lead into the official merchandise area. There were some cool items and the prices were reasonable.
After the official merchandise area, we were lead to a Skechers Performance booth where you could take photos, get freebies (I got a towel!) and pace bands.
I saw friends from last year’s Team NutriBullet team! It was a happy reunion!
Shopping time! There was plenty to sample and try, everything from ice cream to Krave Jerkey to Larry & Lenny’s cookies. I thought the expo could’ve been a bit bigger, with more booths. This is a major marathon and I thought it there could have been more clothing and shoe options. On the other hand, the expo was manageable and I didn’t feel overwhelmed. Nor did I overspend! I did like the look of the new branding with Skechers Performance.
I was excited to get to the BICBands and Momentum Jewelry booth, brands that I’m honored to represent as an ambassador! I picked up the new patriotic trucker hat to sport at the Olympic Trials! I got the new blue Run trucker hat and a few headbands, too.
I got to chat with BICBands owner, Sandy. She’s really awesome. She donated a hat to my Reading to Kids fundraiser.
I hung out with my friends, Meb and Kara, too! 🙂 Highlight of the expo for me! Tee hee! Overall, I had a good time trying stuff out, taking photos, chatting with friends and getting pumped for the weekend! Yahoooo!!!
Your path, your pace, Tam