Let me begin by saying how tremendously hard it was to leave my baby for the first time! I knew he was in great hands, and we all survived. We flew in to Vegas on Friday afternoon. I wanted to get to the running expo before it got too crowded. We were able to walk and shop without fighting a crowd which was nice. I picked up a onesie for Bubba, a shirt for myself, Yurbuds for Todd and I, new running hat and headband, and a 13.1 christmas ornament. We also loaded up on the numerous samples and handouts they give. They had Gu samples in peanut butter, yummy! As we were leaving, I saw the "Penguin"! Only my running friends will probably know who he is, but his name is John Bingham, and he is a famous author and runner. He is an advocate for all of us slow runners out there! I just had to go talk to him! I am sure Todd was mortified, but I had to meet him! He was very cool, and Todd talked motorcycles with him for about 10 minutes. Very down to earth guy!
Friday night, we had dinner reservations at Sushisamba at our hotel. We stayed at the Palazzo. Todd and I both love sushi, and we definitely indulged that night!
After dinner, the race had a Michelob Ultra sponsored concert. The band was called "Sick Puppies". I didn't think I had ever heard of them, but I recognized a few songs that they play on Octane on XM radio. It was held down on Fremont street, and we definitely got to see all kinds of people! We went back to the hotel at midnight because our bodies were telling us it was 2 am, Kansas time.
Saturday we had breakfast at the buffet in the Venetian and then walked the strip. We had a small lunch at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. And drinks :) My legs were getting tired, so we retreated to the room and watched a movie. I ended up falling asleep, my body needed the sleep! After my nap, I headed down to the spa for some treadmill time. I needed to run to reassure myself I was ready. It was a fairly short run, I was running short on time. We had reservations at a very nice place for supper, and I wanted to have plenty of time to get ready. We went to a place at the Bellagio called "Olives". They had some of the best steak I have ever tasted! I knew Lori D. would approve of that beef! It was amazing, and I was stuffed. We had tickets for the Cirque de Soleil show "Zumanity". It was really funny, but pretty racy! Do not get front row tickets unless you are prepared to be embarrassed!