Paris Marathon Expo

19 Jun

Once we got checked in to the hotel – the super lovely Hotel Powers – the first order of business was to hit the expo. And have some food!!

But first, it was REALLY time to change clothes and freshen up!! The weather in Paris was a bit warmer than we’d expected! Luckily Eydie had something in her carry on to change into and I brought a couple of my favorite new SkirtSports skirts so in no time we were ready to head out!

We had a super fancy key to the room and I will admit that it took us a while to figure out how it worked!! 🙂

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We did eventually figure out how to lock the door!!

After figuring out what Metro ticket to buy we hopped on a train and ended up, eventually, at the right stop! And the race excitement started to kick in!

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Food first – we found a cafe across from the expo venue and had salads. After asking for the bill several times, we gave up, left money on the table and headed across the boulevard to what was billed as “The Running Room”

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Salon du Running. The Running Room. And so the excitement begins!!

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Separate entrances for runners and non-runners…but we all ended up in exactly the same place!

As expos go, this was a darn good one. As large as NYC or Marine Corps but it didn’t seem as tight and packed with people. They had a massive board with all the names on it and we found mine! Always prepared, Eydie had a highlighter with her so we defaced the property!

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Really. You can’t see it, but my name is there!!

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Yep! There it is!!!

I picked up my number and my swag – which was more than what has been given out at US events lately!

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Water bottle, rain vest, gummies, sport belt (not pictured cause I forgot!), pistachios

We also grabbed our shirts and ‘Merica flags for the breakfast run the next day. I stopped by the runDisney booth, but it was tough to get someone’s attention – and boo for me since I heard they were giving out some cool luggage tags (sad face)

I picked up my pace band and location postcard from the Asics booth – which was pretty cool since Eydie could use the card to – hopefully – meet up with me along the course!

 

 

Since it had been a long day we made our way out of the hall and back to the Metro. When we got back to our neighborhood, we wandered and found a market where water and wine was purchased 🙂 Late lunch meant we weren’t hungry, but we WERE tired! Plus, we had a big early day the next day!!

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Flat Anne and Flat Eydie for the Breakfast run!! #RacingtheDream

Breakfast run tomorrow!

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