I've moved from the Aerostar to the Exposition (and back again, I'm sad to say!) No, no, I'm still driving up to NC with Woody on 3/25, but this is about yesterday's trip to the Jose Gasparilla Exposition for the 24,000 plus runners attending this weekend's running events.
I haven't been to the expo in a couple of years, don't know why, just haven't, but I went yesterday. I can say runners must live longer, because I saw the same old faces that I saw there 20 years ago. Geez, but I'm getting old!!! But not yall, seriously. Not yall.
It was kind of cool walking around shooting the breeze. I was a little, embarrassed when people asked me what time I was going to run the marathon in. I said, "hopefully daytime!" Truth is my goal is every bit as ambitious as it was when I had to break 3:15 9 years ago to run Boston. No not nearly as fast (3:40) but age, injuries, and different emphasis over the last 9 years make this goal just as daunting.
I'll tell you what, I understand why it's just as daunting, I just have to get comfortable in my new skin.