As I said in my post yesterday, it had been quite a stressful week at work and I'd had little time to actually think about the fast approaching marathon. But today with a day off from work it was time to relax and enjoy the day at the London marathon Expo.
My good running friend Brian joined me today to
After walking through Adidas world at the beginning including a live show from the Marathon Talk team it was then into the main arena, with all the big names and smaller brands selling their wares. There were plenty of nutrition stands with the likes of Maxi Fuel, Clif bars, Zipfit sport and many more, and as well as fuelling up on tasters that were on offer, it was good to see some of the new products coming through on the market.
There were a lot of marathon organisers from all over the world promoting their events including the Loch Ness Marathon in September which appealed to both Brian and I (Watch this space!).
As well as nutrition brands, there were plenty of clothing brands on hand, and I treated myself to a nice new pair of my favourite Hilly socks which I shall be wearing on Sunday...and before you say it, I know I shouldn't wear new kit for a race, but I'm used to these and the additional comfort of a new sock will be welcome...so there!
|Crowds at the Expo|
I'm glad I went today giving me Saturday free to rest because it was a long time on the feet and by the time I got home I felt quite exhausted. But it was a great day, and a well put on event. Well done to all concerned and it has really got me excited about the big day.
|With NUFC sponsored by Virgin, it was nice to get a |
picture taken with a signed shirt of my beloved team
|Me with the winners trophies...I won't be seeing them again!|