It was my very first "big time" expo back in 2010.
I am, as always, amazed at how much my son has grown!
2010 (that boy cracks. me. up.)
Louis wanted to ride the train downtown, and who was I to argue...no parking fees, no parking problems and he got to ride the train.
Brooks, as always, had a huge set up.
Happy Island was their theme...Louis and I were both issued our "passport".
There were three areas to stamp our passports and they were all super fun (at least the two we did....the gait analysis line was L O N G). The more stamps, the better the prizes!
We played a race up the volcano game, which of course Louis won and then he rode a shoe (like a mechanical bull)! We laughed....a lot.
We spent nearly two hours perusing all of the booths picking up free swag & playing games.
Louis scored a new pair of shades and we both made out like bandits with all of the prizes & the couple of items I had purchased.
We signed up for an autographed Dallas Stars hockey stick & Louis scored an autographed puck (I think it's because he is such a sweet boy)! Lucky!
We both played a WII bobsledding game & this time this mama won....
This was my prize!
I thought I had myself a new pj shirt....instead I got a tent. 3XL? Really? We all got some good laughs out of it that is for certain!
I picked up my *legacy* gift, which I thought was totally awesome. I have ran every year since the inaugural race back in 2010. I almost missed 2011, but looking back, I'm glad I didn't bow out of that one (even though I had bronchitis).
Before we headed out, we stopped to see Deena Kastor, bronze medalist in the marathon and co-star of "Spirit of the Marathon". She was adorable and we both thought it was cool to see a real "celebrity".
Have you ever met a running "celeb"?