My Top 3 Expo Purchases

Happy Tuesday! Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you have something fun planned for after work today. I find that I am able to enjoy work more when I make my life outside of work a priority. Trying to perfect that work/life balance is challenging!

Since my foot is still bothering me (appointment on Wednesday!), I decided to go for a leisurely walk around my neighborhood last night. I saw this beautiful sight:

 Hot Air Balloon at Night

Something about a hot air balloon, the open field and the sunset felt so serene. It was a great way to burn a few calories, unwind and kept my foot feeling relatively pain-free.

Top 3 Purchases

I never shared what I bought at the half marathon expo. Some of the items I purchased are my definite must-haves, and others are just fun to have and wear! 

1. Sweaty Bands

No other running headband compares to Sweaty Bands. I fell in love with them at the first runDisney expo I went to in 2011 and haven’t looked back.

These headbands are lined with special pink felt, so they stay in place during all of my long runs and workouts. Every runDisney race, I buy at least one new sweaty band!

Sweaty Bands 

This year, I bought four and gave the sparkly silver headband (not pictured) to my mom. Sweaty Bands had a special: Buy 3, get one on clearance free! The Chicago band was on clearance.

I once tried to stray from my Sweaty Bands addiction and bought a different line’s headband during the Disney Marathon. Like Sweaty Bands, this brand also sells runDisney headbands. However, they just did not work for me! The headband kept slipping around, and I vowed to never try another headband out during a race or long run. 

Sweaty Bands are my personal favorite! I highly recommend Sweaty Bands to anyone!

2. BeeCause Shoe Charms

BeeCause Charms are adorable. My mom first discovered them a few years ago, and she has me hooked. 

You just lace your shoelace through the charm and instant bling! 

BeeCause Charms

At this expo, I got the Coast-to-Coast charm (the hearts on CA & FL are adorable!) and the Mother-Daughter charm, because my mom could not pass that one up. 

When you purchase a charm, you will get a punch card. So, every 10 charms, you get one free! BeeCause offers a huge variety of charms for many events, causes and schools. BeeCause will even do fundraisers and custom make charms, which seems like a great idea!

3. Half Marathon Shirt

This technically wasn’t a purchase at the expo, but I’m counting it because we had to pick it up at the expo – my first Disneyland race shirt! 

Disneyland Half Marathon Shirt

I always love the quality of runDisney race shirts and still wear race shirts from years ago. I really like that it’s a v-neck, short-sleeves and a lady’s fit! 

I never will wear my race shirt until after I successfully completing the race. I like to feel like I earned it first. Is that strange? What about you?

Honorable Mention: #teamsparkle

I bought a racerback tank top from Sparkle Athletic that is so cute. On the front, it says “I Don’t Sweat, I SPARKLE!” Love it! I also have a skirt from them that I purchased at Disney World Marathon Weekend. 

The woman working tried to get me to buy a cape, but I decided to pass on the cape this time. I might buy one for Halloween races!

 Questions of the Day:

  • Will you wear your commemorative race shirt before running the race?
  • What is one item you always look forward to purchasing at the expo?

 

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