Time to Shop!!! Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2

13 Mar
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This is where things start to get exciting….

Yeah…if you know me – and if you read along long enough you’ll know me more than you probably want to! – I’m not a big shopper. Seriously, I have clothes in my closet that I bought when I moved to the East Coast. TEN YEARS AGO!! πŸ™‚ And I have no problem with that!! Really, there are a couple of reasons I hate shopping and one of them is that I’m not a huge fan of spending money!! (I prefer to spend on experiences, not things!) The other is way more personal!

ANYWAY. I got up early Thursday morning to get to the Expo. Lately, at runDisney events, the expos have been kind of out-of-control frenzies…and I don’t deal well with that! And, really people, all I want is a magnet, a wine glass and a coffee mug (yes, if you’ve read my race recaps you already KNOW this is what I’m going in for!)

When I got to the bus stop I saw a “familiar” face. I was FINALLY able to meet fellow CT runner/#runnerslove(r) Meg (aka @WarsawMermaid, AKA Runaway Royalty Meg). I am almost ashamed to admit that we’ve been at some of the same SMALL events in CT and never managed to meet!! Those days are gone though. Sorry Meg! πŸ™‚Β I also got to meet #runnerslove(r) Kristy (aka @KristyrunsKato, AKA Kristy Runs KatoΒ ) and we chatted on the bus over to Wide World of Sports.

We were probably on one of the first buses to head over to Wide World of Sports and when we got there the expo seemed to have opened early. I had a very small moment of panic but then took a deep breath and headed in!

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Gotta love an empty store!! Well..as much as one can love a store πŸ™‚

My first stop was the runDisney merch booth (as usual) but after picking up my wine glass(es)! and coffee mug

both wine glasses 2014 Princess

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Cute mug!!

I realized my hands were full and I would need a basket. A basket people!!! There’s a tear in the matrix or something…

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What??!!

We had been looking at some things on the interwebs on the bus ride over and I had to look at the really cute zipper hoodies. They are really soft inside.

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This one is mine πŸ™‚

And. The “I Did It” t-shirts. Not a purchase I usually make….but these were pretty cute!!

I Did It Princess 2014

And, well of course, my magnet!

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Let me say, Thank you Disney Visa for your 10% off – hey, every little bit helps!!

Then it was off to pick up my bibs and gear! Things were really pretty conveniently set up — All Glass Slipper Challenge could be picked up in almost one spot! The 5K pickup was more spread out but…a second spin though the expo floor isn’t a bad thing!

I mean, one can get their ankle taped up at the KTTape booth…

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New England legs in the winter!

One can even become a fairy…

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I tried to walk away with the pretty tiara but I didn’t get very far….

But — I had a lot planned for the afternoon so it was time to bring my belongings back to the room and head out to visit a park or two!! Then there was a meetup later that evening that I was really looking forward to!

On the way out, I stopped by the Oikos van

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— hoping to pick up a little John Stamos for the afternoon but, alas…they were just offering yogurt…

stamos yogurt

Talk about disappointing…

See ya on the road!!!

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7 Responses to “Time to Shop!!! Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Part 2”

  1. jenereesa March 14, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    I’m not big on the shopping either but when I walk into an expo I think that there’s a tear in the space/time continuum and I forget who I am. And walk out with way more than I planned. Sometimes I’m able to resist. But only if I’m walking around with my eyes closed.

    • outrunningthefork March 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      I do pretty well resisting most of the outside vendors – always feel a tug from Raw Threads and KTTape! It’s the runDisney stuff that gets me. Thank goodness I’ve spent years honing my willpower. Towards shopping anyway!

  2. Meranda@fairytalesandfitness March 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Dang, I wish I had known they had baskets there!!!! Glad you got to finally meet Meg! We thought this year’s expo was lots of fun!

    • outrunningthefork March 14, 2014 at 7:44 am #

      Of course, brilliant as I am, I had put my resort mug – with coffee in it – in the basket so I had coffee scented goods by the time I got to checkout!
      This is the ONLY time I’ve bought so much at an expo!!

      Was great to meet Meg! We’ve got 2 5Ks this weekend too – so excited!

  3. Disbroad Julie @RunWalkFASTPASS March 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Great recap….I was hoping to see Stamos myself! LOL. Loved the expo this year.

    • outrunningthefork March 14, 2014 at 7:45 am #

      Thanks Julie!
      I love how runDisney is now putting a merchandise booth in the bib pickup area as well as on the expo floor!

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