My friend and I drove to San Antonio for the marathon. I knew my hotel was near the finish line, but we discovered it was also within 2 blocks of the expo, the Riverwalk, and the buses to the start line.
We visited the expo to pick up our numbers, goodie bags, and check out the booths. I bought a new pair of running shoes, a number belt with a small pouch to stash small items like keys, cell phone, or Gu, and some sleeves. Yes, I bought sleeves without a shirt. It's all about layers. I've been wanting some of those ever since I saw some of the cyclists in BCO wearing them. When they get too hot, they just take the sleeves off and put them in their backpack. I want some tattoo sleeves, like in the pic, but the ones I bought are black with a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series logo.
After the expo, we went to the Riverwalk for dinner. Pasta with shrimp and scallops. Yum. There's no such thing as a diet the day before a marathon. We consumed as many calories as we could stand.
I priced my new shoes at a store on the way back to our hotel. I saved 25 dollars off retail. Yay!