Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Heart Racing Expos

OK... I'm a couple days late but I finally took some pictures of what I bought at the Carlsbad 5000 Expo.

Running Skirt
I'm sure most of you have heard of Running Skirts. I've seen them on-line and have wanted to check them out in person. I got that chance on Sunday since they had a booth at the Expo. I wasn't planning on buying any more running clothes but when I saw how cute the running skirts are, I had to get one! They are sporty, but feminine, and the colors/patterns are fun.

I also got a top to match the skirt. I'm not as excited about the top... it's pretty generic-looking and the fit is not the most flattering thing I've worn. It IS comfortable and seems to be made of high quality fabric. Running Skirts has a bra-top but it's a wee bit skimpy. Maybe when my tummy is flatter and more toned, I'll be brave enough to buy and wear just a bra-top with my Running Skirt.

For now, here is a picture of me in my new Running Skirt & the matching, tummy-covering top. You can't tell from this picture, but the side panels of the skirt are turquoise.

And why am I jumping in this picture? I felt stupid just standing there and I can't run right now. I found out I can't jump, either. Ouch.

Marathon Belt
That bright yellow thing strapped around my hips is the other item I purchased at the Expo. They call it a Marathon Belt but I'll use it for any kind of run, walk, or hike. The pocket is made of a nylon material and it stretches. I was able to put my Cannon Elph camera in it, along with lip balm, cash, driver's license, and a credit card. It was comfortable and didn't bounce or slide down my hips. I was surprised at how non-intrusive it was during my race, even with all that stuff in it. I probably could have squeezed my car keys in, but I had a pocket on the back of my shorts so I put them there. It will be great for carrying gel-packs and/or gummies. The maker of the belt is called iFitness, Inc. If you don't like bright yellow, they come in lots of colors.

That's all I got... unless you count the Jamba Juice I purchased after the race. Yum! I could have spent lots more money on all kinds of cool things, but I was good and didn't go crazy.

I also picked up lots of information on future half marathons in other cities. I can't wait to be able to run again so I can try out my Running Skirt and do more races!


Oz Runner said...

it's always fun getting new running stuff.....stupid question, but how long does it take to get through a running expo, leisurely, looking at all the stuff? I am tight for time for my OKC half later this month, and I've never been to an expo....just curious..

RunToFinish said...

i always get so excited i want to buy all kinds of things

Melanie said...

expos are dangerous for me too! :D I bought a few running skirts last year that I can't wait to wear again! Sucks that we only have about 5 months of the year to wear them! LOL

AKA Alice said...

I love the spi-belt (I think that's what its called). I have two...but the belt part stretches out after awhile (probably since I end up just pitching mine in the washing machine after any particularly long-sweaty run).

Good thing a the La Jolla 1/2 expo is coming up...I needs me some new gear (NOT...but I'll end up buying some shiz anyway)