What a beautiful day in St. Petersburg! I arrived about 11:30 am, called SuperShuttle, and was on my way to St. Pete before I could blink!
Unfortunately, my good luck did not last long. I arrived at the hotel and was told that my room reservation was cancelled. What!?!? I did not understand. Apparently, when I made my reservation back in December I did not guarantee it with a credit card number. Supposedly, the hotel called me in January and left several messages. Since I did not call back they took the liberty of canceling the reservation. Did they notify me? Absolutely not!! Well, I was so upset that I just started to cry. Long story short, the hotel was able to get me a room for the night. A suite! For the same price as a two bed room.
My room was not ready so I went out to lunch and had some delicious sushi. There was a special for $5 bloody marys and mimosas. I almost ordered a mimosa but the waitress talked me out of it because I am taking antibiotics for some teeth issues.
After lunch I walked to the expo. It was sunny and warm and I was sweating by the time I got there. I thought it was so cool that it was taking place at a stadium. Most of the expos I’ve been to have been at a convention center or hotel. If you’ve been to a Rock ‘n’ Roll expo before then you know what to expect. It is a GREAT expo. This one was a bit smaller than the one in Phoenix and Chicago. I bought another pair of headphones because I do not like the last pair I bought (same company but different style) and a Zipfizz sampler. The vendors and customers convinced me to buy it. Let me just say that the fruit punch, orange, and grape flavors are delicious!!
I was disappointed that ProCompression was not there because I was planning to buy a pair of their marathon lime socks to match the letters in my half fanatics shirt I plan to run in tomorrow. Well, at least my red socks will match my headband. Hopefully, this time it won’t fall off like it did in Phoenix.
I am excited about tomorrow’s race. Great city and awesome weather!
Just Keep Running!