NYC Half Expo 2011

I love that my blog being two years old means that I can look back and see what I did on any given day and that if I repeat a race (like I will this weekend!), I can reread my recap and look back on memories of the expo (Okay, so I write longer posts now.)

Last year, Joel told me I should do 8 miles of intervals two days before the race. Why? I have NO IDEA. But I did, and it was pretty miserable. Today, I just did some walking and some yoga and am going to have some major bonding time with my foam roller.


I picked up my bib at lunch today, and I forgot how small this expo is.



Spibelt booth!


I was excited to buy stuff, but I left disappointed. (My wallet left rather happy.) I did buy a pair of Skullcandy earbuds, just in case I want to rock out to music during the race. (I don’t usually listen to music, but I like to be prepared at races, just in case.)


When I got back to work, I had this chicken pattie, guac, spinach and brown rice for lunch. It wasn’t particularly thrilling, but it did the job.


After work, I took a nice walk up to the Lululemon in Lincoln Square to buy a little something for the race.

I walked home in the sunshine and warmed up a chicken patty, roasted some broccoli and sweet potatoes and had some avocado with it. I’m doing some spring cleaning tonight and calling it an early night since Sunday is a big day! (And I’ve been going out a lot lately anyway.)

Side note: I had given up ketchup for awhile because I thought it was too sugary, but if ketchup is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

7 comments on “NYC Half Expo 2011

  1. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    Haha, the day before my first half marathon my boyfriend insisted it would be good for me to run six miles with him. Six sub-8 minute miles, because he’s a crazy person. He knows his stuff about running, but I should NOT have listened to him, that’s for sure!!

    Good luck tomorrow!!

  2. Nancy F

    Heinz makes a reduced sugar ketchup. In NJ it’s in the regular supermarkets by the regular Heinz ketchups. It’s pricer than the regular ketchup but totally worth it if you are trying to cut out the sugar. It has 75% less sugar than regular ketchup. It tastes EXACTLY like the regular ketchup. Same consistency too. You really would have trouble tellling the difference. And , it’s amazing how the calorie count drops when you pull out the sugar. Give it a try if you can.

    1. Theodora

      Hahah 🙂 Interesting. I’ve tried similar ketchup from Whole Foods and it had no taste whatsoever, but maybe I’ll give that a try if I can find it, since Heinz does know their ketchup!

  3. Jen Correa

    Ah, yes, agreed. My wallet left happy as well. I stopped by the expo on Friday after work. I was hoping to get some cool stuff. Not much of a selection at all.


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