The Heart Run Expo

by Joanne on March 5, 2010

To the tune of “Do-Re-Mi” :

Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with… A B C….

Registration for the 10 mile race is the beginning.  The race is the end, but you’ll have to wait for that one until tomorrow.

There was no hesitation about whether I should really do the 10 mile (my longest road race yet….oh yeah, not technically a race) or opt for a shorter mileage such as the 5 mile.  I walked right up, handed in my registration, got my shirt, and proceeded over to the Utica Road Runners Table.

I couldn’t help but notice some bountiful treats along the way…healthy right?

fage and feta

By the way, I had to grab a bag because I snagged 4 Chobani (Oh SO GOOD!) and a Fage plus ..see that Feta cheese pkg?  I swiped that as well.     Did you know that FAGE has a facility right here in New York State? 

In February 2005, FAGE USA Dairy Inc. was established in order to build a state-of-the-art production facility for FAGE Total in New York State.

The Plant is located in Johnstown Industrial Park, 200 miles north of New York City in an area of 22 acres and the building is 120,000 sq. ft. The Company has invested $100 million in order to manufacture FAGE Total in this highly automated, state-of-the-art plant.

Once at the Road Runners table, I met my friend Jim Moragne, the contact for Utica Road Runners membership should you want to join.  Every time I speak to Jim, he offers super information and somehow helps to take the edge off an up coming run.  We talked about the 10 mile Heart Run. I felt better. Then we discussed marathons.  He offered information about my desire to do the Flying Pig and then suggested some local marathons around New York State which might be an even better place to start marathon running.  I really felt great about running ANYTHING after our conversation.  THANKS JIM!

I continued on with my wandering about the Fitness Expo, remembering that I was playing hooky  from work so I was kind of “grabbing and going”.       

Biofreeze…you never know.  I sampled the Heidelberg French Peasant loaf.  I truly enjoy all Heidelberg breads. They are so soft and fresh and the flavor is like no other bread.  My favorite is the sunflower seed and raisin.  Unfortunately, the kind lady handing out samples had just finished handing out that loaf. 

  sport medicine

computer imagery

Even a giveaway for coffee.  I so wanted to win a basket full of K-cups.  Oh well, I had to leave and they were just setting up for the raffle so I missed that one.

The popcorn was being consumed by about every other person I walked past.  Don’t you just LOVE the smell of popcorn?!

Even good old Hannaford’s had a table with their recipe filled magazines and information on “Guiding stars”. 

This year an organization was offering CPR training. There was blood pressure and cholesterol screening.  The Fitness Expo was so informative and interactive, it is a great place to get motivated to begin a healthy life style change. 

Now I’m excited. I’m looking forward to the challenge of this run.  I can’t wait to look back on this and scoff at myself thinking “how could I have been so concerned about such a SHORT run?”.  Wonder if that will ever happen?  Wonder if I’ll ever run that marathon?  I’m pretty sure I’ll complete a half marathon or two or more this year.  Food and running …does life get any better?

Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run

See my info blog at EXAMINER on the Expo.


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  • At 2010.03.05 16:13, Kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

    What a fun expo! Love all the samples…..
    Did you say the run was tomorrow?
    I agree nothing better than running and eating or for me eating and cycling!
    Have a great night.
    .-= Kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Are You Deficient? =-.

    • At 2010.03.05 16:44, Joanne said:

      Kalli: Yes, the run is tomorrow. On the bus at 8:10 and running by 8:40am.

      • At 2010.03.05 23:49, Shari B. (FitFeat) said:

        Hi Joanne! OHHH BioFreeze is AWESOME! I have used bottles of that stuff over the years. You’ll love it!

        Thanks so much for commenting at my blog today! I always love to meet new blog buds and
        check out their sites! Have a GREAT weekend and great run!
        .-= Shari B. (FitFeat)´s last blog ..The 10 Commandments of FitFeat =-.

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