It’s not an Expo, it’s an Expotique

After today I’ve decided that Nike never does anything small. Nike has an all-or-nothing mentality. But before we get to the Nike Women’s Half Marathon Expotique, let’s chat a bit about Girlie Weekend!! My friends and I came up with the brilliant idea several months ago to all get together and run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon together. Well that weekend is here!! YAY!!

Who's excited?!? This girl!

Who’s excited?!? This girl!

We had an awesome dinner on Friday night and caught up. Then we hit the town on Saturday for the expo and a day of shopping. We walked from Clarendon in Arlington, VA down to the Georgetown Waterfront to get to the Expotique. This was roughly a nice leisurely 2 mile walk.

In case you were confused about what was going on at the Georgetown waterfront, signage was pretty clear

In case you were confused about what was going on at the Georgetown waterfront, signage was pretty clear

Use the #WeRunDC and you could show up on the social media board!

Use the #WeRunDC and you could show up on the social media board!

The Expotique was very well done, but as expected the lines were insane. There were lines for everything. Take a photo… line. Want to try Nuun… line. Want another photo… line. Want to make a sign… line. After awhile I was over it. But not before making signs, taking pictures, and sampling Nuun! If there was anything else to do, I had already lost my patience.

Wait on line for an official photo op. Nah, we'll make our own!

Wait on-line for an official photo-op. Nah, we’ll make our own!

 

I missed the memo: Yours truly picked "May the Course be With you" and LOVED it!!

I missed the memo: Yours truly picked “May the Course be With you” and LOVED it!!

After playing in the expo we headed to the official Nike store which just so happens to be up the street. It’s here where you can find your name on the official NIKE wall.

Not the wall but I had to throw this in. It was on a 20ft wall!

Not the wall but I had to throw this in. It was on a 20ft tall!

We then headed into the store and stocked up on some gear. I found a Nike Goddess tank because I’m obsessed with this year’s logo and a fun t-shirt. Turns out the t-shirt I liked the most was men’s….. eh… C’mon I’m a DC local. Could this not be more perfect?

Run the Mall take the Capitol. (Sounds about right)

Run the Mall take the Capitol. (Sounds about right)

After the expo, we headed to Alexandria for a delicious brunch and to hit the Lilly store for our Coloradan RockyMtnPearls who is deprived of Lilly out west. Then we swung by the Tanger Outlets for some shopping and MORE Walking!!

Dinner was a nice home cooked meal by our lovely hostess. She made homemade turkey meatballs and pasta, which was delicious!!

Tomorrow AM bright and early we’ll be running through the streets of DC! If you couldn’t tell I’m excited and a little nervous. So until then….

What’d you do today? Ever covet the men’s race shirts? Do you have an outlets addiction too? Do you love races when they take place in your city?

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5 Comments on “It’s not an Expo, it’s an Expotique

  1. I’ve heard that the Nike races are complete experiences from beginning to end. I would love to participate in one. I used to be a big outlets person, back when i wore a lot of Polo and RL–got some amazing deals 😀

  2. Pingback: Nike Women’s Half Marathon – A Weekend of Firsts | rockymtnpearls

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