With two hours on the meter it should be ample time to secure my bib and check out the vendors, word has it that Skechers is going to have a booth-Hmmmm Go Meb Ride 2? Maybe.
|My Calm Pic Because My Enthusiastic Action Shot Was Too Much For The Camara|
You know I had to stop by the booth to try on a pair of the Go Meb Ride 2 and I was pleasantly surprised. In the past I thought of Skechers as a lifestyle shoe brand and the first image that popped in my mind were those gawd awful shape up shoes. The brand has come a long way since then and there are making serious strides in the running shoe game. And it certainly doesn't hurt to be endorsed by Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher, we'll talk more about the Go Meb Ride 2 in a future post.
Ok, so where were we? Ahhh yes, I got it we were making our rounds through the expo, the next stop was by the Organic Fuel booth, these folks were funny as hell especially the Ayeesha-(names have been changed to protect the guilty).
Joe greets me and gives me the 30 second elevator pitch then asks if I would you like to try a sample, to which Ayeesha chimes in with: "Would you like to try chocolate, chocolate". Huh? I'm LMBO at this point Joe and I eyes meet briefly but, my attention quickly returns to Ayeesha's chocolate comment at this point she's turning pink, the more she tries to back peddle her cheeks turn crimson. Classic! Not sure if it was Freudian slip or pick up line, but I found it innocently insanely funny.
Next stop was the Janji booth where I spotted this reversible Bennie; Janji has an interesting business model a portion of their profits are allocated to provide water for various countries.
I had the pleasure of meeting a living legend Kathrine Switzer. In 1967 Kathrine was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon before she was attacked by an angry race official. Kathrine fiercely kept her bib and completed the race, after the Boston incident in 1967 she vowed to change women's running for ever-and she did. Kathrine is still fearless and gracious. Visit 261Fearless to discover more about Kathrine Seitzer
From Kathrine's booth I strolled over the Ankleaid station which is a bucket of sorts with a unique patented therapeutic design to treat ankle injuries. Ankle in. Toes out..
I picked up my prize from Fleet Feet while in Hartford, check out my Adidas visor. I probably won't wear the hat on Saturday but, I'll make use of it next season-off to the summer storage pack you go.
|Adidas Visor courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford|
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