I can’t turn this off + cruising through the Sea Otter Classic Expo

This girl can’t turn this awesome running streak off!!  That makes 2 in a row.  I know it will end one day, and the tough runs make me stronger but until then I will just ride this wave because I am really digging it and it’s giving me a long overdue little confidence boost. 

I kept thinking to myself I’m built for this ish the entire time.  Running is such a mental sport for me so my state of mind is very important for a great run.  That along with deals I make with myself for iced coffee after.

It was 55+ cloudy with a chance of meatballs, which made for perfect weather for this warm weather running wimp.

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It was cool to see the Grando Fondo ride signs set up for todays Sea Otter race.  Wish I was going to be around to watch it, but we have plans since Mike + I both have the day off.  First time in a long time!

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I’m not saying this run was easy, it took a lot of work but I felt great the entire time.  It also helped that my doc recommended 2 Tums 10 minutes before a run.  Now I don’t feel like I’m going to yack out of nowhere when I’m not even pushing that hard.  Next time I see him, I am going to give him a hug for the best run life changing advise.

Bam was really excited about my awesome run he wanted to take a picture with me.  What a guy! 

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Or maybe he just wanted to stalk squirrels in the tree.  I keep telling him he has paws and can’t climb trees but noooo he doesn’t listen to me.


I spent the rest of the day at the Sea Otter Classic Expo.  Word on the street is this is Woodstock for cyclists.  It was huge with tons of booths filled with gear for every cyclists dreams so I can see why.  Honestly I  had no idea there were that many bike brands + gadgets.

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It was cool to check out the Laguna Seca Raceway where the expo was held.  I drive by it all the time but have never stopped to check it out.  Fun fact: my dad used to drive a race car so I spent a lot of time at the race track.

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It was cool to watch cyclists climb this hill from the expo.  It almost makes me want to ride again.

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Then I spied the Nuun tent and met Megan.  She’s in charge of the ambassador program and we’ve emailed several times so it was nice to finally meet her.  Plus the Nuun team got me electro lit with their new Energy line! 

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How cool is the icicle tricycle?!  Since I am 4 I bought a Nuun sno-cone for the road.  Lemon-lime in case you are wondering.

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And where were these when I was a kid?  Life is not fair.

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What was the best run life changing advise you were ever given?

I wasn’t lying when I told you about the Tums. Smile

Do you like walking around race expos or do you usually want to get your bib + packet and call it good?

I don’t usually do too many huge races but I do love walking through.

If you like expos which booths are your favorite to hit up?

New running gear I’ve never seen or heard of.  I actually found my running belt at the first big expo I went to and have loved it since.  I also like testing out running fuel before buying it.


7 Comments on “I can’t turn this off + cruising through the Sea Otter Classic Expo

  1. Do you get acid reflux during your run or is it nausea? I have awful acid reflux during about 50% of my runs and it really slows me down. I’ve tried all sorts of different pre run foods but it’s hit or miss. I think I’ll give the tums idea a go! Hopefully this will be my new ‘best running advice,’ but until then, I think focusing on not heel striking has helped with intermittent knee pain that I sometimes have. Oh…and procompression socks!! Makes a huge difference for me!

  2. How fun! Looks so beautiful there! I would love a Nuun snow cone! Those balls always look like so much fun. It’s crappy here, so I’m living vicariously through you today. 🙂

  3. Yay Nuun! I’m a Hydration Specialist for them in the East Bay and basically keep a Nuun IV hooked up to me at all times 🙂

  4. I’ve only ever gone to one expo but it was….I find there is a bit of electric excitement in the air!!

    Hope you have a great day with Mike…you deserve it!

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