the most surprising moments of the nyc marathon expo this afternoon was entering the bib pick-up area with having to undergo a security check! in fact, stunned might more appropriately describe my reaction - no searches, no id checks! it was a positive stunned - glad we just got to go about our business without all the delay - read, lines - associated with all the security. now if something bad happens there'll be tons of second guessing. but i, for one, am happy with the return to normalcy :D
as for the expo itself, i ran into jim just i exited the official merchandise bazaar. then saw emmy volunteering at the pacing booth. there i briefly daydreamed about returning to the days when i could run 3:15 marathons - haha! next to the pacers booth was katherine switzer, who was promoting her new book! i also ran into david - who is running his 39th consecutive nyc marathon this weekend!
all in all it was a fun time. and now, with that behind us, time to dwell on the weather forecast -- which seems to predict chilly conditions for sunday... brrr!