So, here were the things of note that happened:
A very fit man registered for a full marathon. I got his paperwork done and the other ladies (pictured above) were taking his money. He asked them "oh, how many miles is a marathon anyway?" When I looked at him with sheer horror, he laughed. It was a joke. The other ladies didn't get it though. They didn't know anything about races and kept calling the chip - "the timer" - which confused people.
A not-so-fit looking woman- who I assumed was older than me - and was shocked when I saw that she was 6 years younger than me - but still no spring chicken! registered for the full marathon. As we chatted, she said she thought she would do fine because she runs 5 miles every day. Oy.
I was happy to see that there really are people of all shapes, sizes, and ages who are running marathons. Well, mostly the older and lumpier ones are running the half - but still - it was nice to see that I am not the only older person with some cushioning to be running.
I also noticed as I walked around, that I know an awful lot of people who were at the expo. Like people from the running stores and clubs. I think it is scary that I know their names! Yikes.
....Edited out some mean stuff I wrote here....
Good luck to everyone out there running a race tomorrow.