Packet Pick Up and Expo

On Friday, Melissa and I drove into Annapolis for our packet pickup at the Lowes Hotel.  We were also grabbing Kelly and Erica’s packets because they weren’t getting in from new Jersey and Massachusetts (respectively) until later in the evening.  The packets were so cute, and everything was in Chevron which gave it an extra pinch of adorable.  Melissa is crazy about Chevron, so its only fitting that she talked me into this race. SmileIMG_1309[1]

We then poked around the expo where I picked up a cute non-slip headband.  I had been meaning to get one for a while but couldn’t find one I liked, but when I saw orange zebra print, I had to get it.  Animal prints were the signature of my Greek family in ΑΦΩ and my race tank was orange.  Stars aligned! 

Honest Tea was a sponsor of the race and they held a Mocktail Party with their products.  They had some really cute creations and I got the Light Foot Lemon-Limey which was fizzy and refreshing.  I think I’m going to pick some up for the summer.  Honest Tea Collage

Melissa was a Zooma Ambassador along with some other food and fitness bloggers so they all got together to catch up.


Anne of Fannetastic Food (second from left) came to one of our class days back in the fall to talk about blogging and has since passed her RD exam and has started her own private practice, which is very exciting! I love that she just dove right in to her own business.  Anne then introduced me to Theodora of Losing Weight in the City and Tina of Carrots ‘N’ Cake.  This was particularly cool because Carrots ‘N’ Cake was the first food blog I ever read and I have followed her since my sophomore year of college.  She is part of the reason I got into nutrition and switched my major from Marketing.  Her blog also inspired me to make The Baier Necessities.  Needless to say, I was extremely pumped to meet her!

Tina and I

She, and everyone else, was so nice and funny, it was a really great experience to meet them all in person.

After the expo Melissa and I strolled through the city.  Annapolis is so cute and has some awesome food.  We grabbed dinner at Fado, an Irish pub, then got some ice cream down by the water.  We needed to fuel up!

Annapolis Collage

We rented a room at the O’Callaghan hotel for the night and Kelly, Erica and Emily met us there in the evening.  The hotel was in walking distance of the start so we could relax and not have to worry about being late for our 7am start!  Race recap to come next, get ready!

What has been your favorite city to run through?


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