This year was no different! I headed to the expo on Friday and got the chance to meet Olympian Nick Symmonds. If you don't follow Nick on social media, you should. He's pretty active and always thankful to fans (he was the first one to "like" my pic on IG after I posted it). I got a signed copy of his new book and I'm excited to read it. He was someone who moved from the giant Nike train to Brooks. As an ambassador for Oiselle and seeing some of our own athletes move from more giant sponsors, I'm interested to read about Nick's perspective and experience. Thanks for the photo opp!
|Patsy was mostly interested in some free samples|
I also got the chance to meet fellow Mommy Blogger Danielle at the expo, who came in from Maine for the event! Spoiler alert--she BQed! Go say hi and tell her congrats when you get a chance!
|Don't mind the blurs. We were excited.|
Now, onto the main event! I went downtown with Patsy, parked at our usual spot, and walked to my favorite spectating spot. Mile 17.
|The Oiselle cheering crew at mile 17, cowbells included|
|One cowbell wasn't enough for Patsy. She needed more.|
|My favorite little spectator|
Patsy was SUCH a trooper and loved having fun cheering on everyone! She was pooped afterwards and slept most of the afternoon. I missed the post-race party because it started much later than I thought and we were ready to head home.
Thanks for the inspiration runners! That Chicago Marathon medal is still something that I want to have some day. We'll see you again next year, on the sidelines, at mile 17!