Saturday, October 06, 2007

Twin Cities Marathon Expo

Last night I finally got the night out I needed. It was an unintentional night. I went to have a drink, my roommate and a friend stopped by, I convinced roommate to drive me home and then had a few more, we stopped at another bar I like and haven’t been in since our county had lightened the ban to allow some places to still have smoking, but now with the statewide ban, it’s non-smoking again…anyway, we closed the bar and then sat up talking till about 4…yowsers…And true to form, I woke up, at 8:30, a.m…yeah…so not fun when you go to bed at 4, but oh well. I got up, took some ibuprophen for the headache and then showered and head to the Marathon expo. Even though I’m not running the marathon tomorrow, I like the expo just to see things and this year it was just as fun as it normally can be. I got two new sports bras, which was the intent of the trip, chatted with someone at MDRA (Minnesota Distance Running Association) booth and passed on L’s card as she was interested in lactate testing, ALMOST bought a few things for winter running that were on sale, but opted out of that, scoped out the scene because I discovered it really isn’t that terribly expensive for having a booth down at the expo and it might be good for L’s business for next year, so figured out what he’d be able to set up…then I talked to a chiro that specializes in runners, or at least works with a lot of runners, I explained my insurance situation (namely that my insurance is set at a high deductible that I’m going to change and get treatments for after Jan 1, yeah, love dealing with insurance and insurance related stuff) and they have a deal setting up to get information and treatment thoughts to patients along with X-rays for $20, so I set up an appointment with them for next Wednesday and we’ll go from there. I do know that my insurance plan covers this place and had already considered talking to them anyway, so that worked out. Also found a place for strength training that sounds interesting, but even more expensive to do on a monthly basis than a gym, although you can do one on one personal training through it, so it’s a thought…came home to take a nap and was not able to sleep, so I have just been chilling…did go for a short 3 miler that felt OK, except for the hangover that’s still lingering…so while my roommate and a friend of hers are going out and plan was we were all going to go out tonight, I opted to stay in and will probably go to bed early…

Tomorrow I’m going down to watch the marathon, at least for a while. We’ll see how things are all feeling, but I imagine I’ll wake up and feel like going. I do want to cheer at least for a while and Vikings aren’t on tomorrow (thank God they have a bye this week), I really feel for the runners though…it’s going to be a hot one. Right now it feels more like August than October…was supposed to hit 85 today and I bet it did and it’s very humid…anyone out there after even 11 is going to really start hurting…

2 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

It is a very HOT race!

JustRun said...

Wow, you have a lot more energy than me!
I do forget how good it is to hang out at races (and even expos of races) that you're not doing. It's inspirational and motivating.