In addition to running the Princess half marathon bright and early Sunday morning, I am also looking forward to the Fit for a Princess Expo held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. I love to shop and OMG there is so much running stuff to buy! This is also where packet pick-up will be, so I have to go. I am not even sure what I will be looking for, but I am sure I will find something!
My first expo was at packet pick-up for the Gasparilla 5K last year in Tampa and I was totally amazed by all the vendors and their running goods! The first piece of running gear I bought was a pink running hat that said “Will run for wine”. Perfect for me, right? I bought it at the One More Mile booth.
They have hilarious sayings on their items:
In my dreams, I’m a Kenyan
Slow miles are better than no miles
My sport is your sport’s punishment
I’m only doing this so I can post a picture on Facebook
… and on and on and on, they have so many good sayings!
I am not a huge fan of running in a hat, but I have used mine a few times. It comes in especially handy on rainy days.
|My first running purchase & my favorite GU gel packs|
I also bought a pair of socks that said “It’s all about the finish”… because really it is. I don’t run these races to win them, I just like being a part of the upbeat atmosphere, having fun and the competition I feel with myself to try and improve on different things each race.
My most recent running purchase was last month at the expo for the ING Miami half marathon. I bought an Armpocket and I totally love it! I use it for the longer runs and it holds my GU energy gel packs. For the Princess half, I’ll use 3 packets of GU, one 15 minutes before the race, one at mile 5 and one at mile 10. This worked well for my long a couple weeks back, so I will give it a go on race day. My favorite GU flavors are Espresso Love and Jet Blackberry.
|My Armpocket - love it!|
What is some of your favorite running gear? Do you use GU or other energy gels?