I went to the Nike Expotique (gag) today and picked up my packet and then had the pleasure of meeting Juls from Keeping Pace.
Juls and I are quite the pair for this race. She has a damaged tendon and I am sick with a cold. We’re both going to do what we can, though.
I have lots to say about the Nike messaging
Shop Like a Girl?? They had another one that said ‘Feel Like A Girl’. Say what? Am I supposed to feel like a boy because I’m about to race? I didn’t really get it except you could get a manicure in that tent. To their credit they had a great postcard that said something about loving your thunder thighs because they are strong. It was a weird mix.
There was almost no swag. No other vendors got to be there. It’s definitely all about Nike, Nike, And Team in Training and that’s a good thing but still – I wanted more free stuff! As it was I got a teeny Luna Bar and a packet of Cliff Bloks (orange – yum!) and a free Jamba Juice and a wrist band to hold my pace calculator. Not too bad not the load I’m accustomed to.
Time for bed – I hope I have good news for you tomorrow.