Its really not a race, but a fun 1.5 mile jog. This year they had water bottles and tees for participants that donated over $30 for the entry fee, and the money went to the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapy. Its really a wonderful cause. Otherwise I wouldn't be doing it!
I had a big debate over what to wear. I couldn't find anything that said "Fabulous" on it. That's what I really wanted. I went to Pink!, Meijer, and Target, and still wasn't impressed. I finally purchased some wonderwoman underpants, but they had a picture of her on them and said "KaBoom", not the stars and belt or cami to look like her. I also got a black pair with a pink sparkly batman logo. Ryan wasn't impressed by either pair. So I went back with what has always been a crowd pleaser.
After finishing up at the underpants run, we headed up to visit with Becky, another Aquaphor teammate that I have know since 2011. She raced at Racing for Recovery, my first 70.3, and helped me get through that time before the race starts. We've been in touch ever since. She raced Louisville in 2011, and I saw her on the course, then, and then helped me with advice and training questions a lot last year. We hung out a bit and talked about her training and the race. She is poised to have a great day.
After we finished our visit so she could finish her preparations, we headed down to the expo (also in the Galt House) to check it out. It isn't a huge expo, and since it was Saturday and athlete check in was over, it was really low key. We stopped at the Vitamix booth for some smoothies, and got a photo op at the Louisville Sports Commission Booth! (yes, I changed clothes 4 times today, including my actual workout gear I wore before underpants that is not pictured)
Soren also is incapable of seeing a microphone and not speaking into it. He didn't make a video, but they let him get in the chair and talk.
I wasn't able to get checked in for my volunteer position on Sunday while I was there today, so we just headed home from there. It had been a long day. I ran 7 miles at the gym before heading to Underpants, and we hadn't been home since. Sunday would also be a long day, even though I wasn't racing. I'll go into my day spectating and volunteering as a separate post in case people are interested in that but not underpants or vice versa. I may move this expo part to the post about Sunday if the Sports Commission prefers it, but mentally it seemed easier to keep each day on its own post.