Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Disney Expo with some BACON & mid-week check in!

It's Wednesday! I love Wednesdays. Like I mentioned last week post, Training for Disneyland & mid-week check in!, I annoy Chris by marching all over the house yelling "Guess what day it is?". Never gets old.

So how is your week and workouts going? Mine have been ok. I am so excited for the Disneyland Half  and the Dumbo Double Dare that I can barely get my office work done! My most favorite thing about a runDisney event is the Expo! So far I ran this past weekend and yesterday. But no Fit2Run run club tonight. So I ran this morning!

This past year I decided to get to the Expo for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend early. Like an hour and a half early. I usually go to the expo's by myself. Chris loves going to my races, but doesn't understand the whole point of the expo. So he usually statys back at the hotel or lounges by the pool while I explore the expo. Here is Kylee's official guide to navigating around a runDisney Expo! This is a three easy steps to getting the most out of your expo.

Tip one: Make a plan.
By plan, I mean what is important to you? My first stop, ALWAYS at a runDisney expo is the runDisney merchandise booth. Because it ALWAYS sells out with-in the first couple hours. This is mt theory on packet pickup. I paid for it. No on is going to take it. So it will be the last thing I pick up.

Tip two: Check out all the vendors & booths
As I have said before, I LOVE free stuff. A lot of these vendors give out free samples of different things. They want you to try it out! So try it out. If it doesn't work for you. Oh well, it was free anyway. Also you will find some very unique running shirts and gear that you won't find anywhere else.

Tip three: Enjoy!
Meet other runners and talk to people. This event is about you! So have fun meet some runners. Talk about training tips. Take TONS of pictures. Just enjoy this time. I know I will!

Now you may be wondering why I put "Bacon" in my title. Because about 3 weeks after the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend I found a FB group called Run Disney So I Can Eat Disney this fun little group of people put on a challenge called "The Three Little Pig Challenge". Basically during one of the runDisney events you have to eat 3 PIECES OF BACON and you get a medal. I was like "OMG I want to do this!".  

So when sign ups open I decided to do it! So on top of the three medals for Dumbo Double Dare, my Coast 2 Coast medal, I get a 5TH medal for The Three Little Pigs Challenge. I am beyond excited. Definitely check out the FB group. Everyone in it is super awesome and fun. I must say this tho, this event is not apart of or affiliated with runDisney.

Until next time everyone!

QOTD: What is your favorite part of a runDisney expo? And are you doing The Three Little Pig Challenge too?


Rachel Miller said...

I got to the expo early for the princess half this year and it was STILL a zoo! I'm hoping not to run into any issues when I hit up race expo for TOT 10-miler! Disney is just a fun place ;)

John Roughley said...

Good luck!

Kylee Pitts said...

@Rachel Getting to the expo early is a must for me!

@John Thanks so much!

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