B-Lo Take 1

When it comes to marathon weekends I am as giddy as a kid in a candy store and cannot wait to get to the expo. I can’t relax until I have picked up my packet and spent money at the expo.

Shopping time!

Honestly, I didn’t really plan on spending a long time at the expo. It was a small marathon so I didn’t expect there to be a lot of buy and figured I would just run in and run out.

I was wrong. They had a huge section of running clothes and it was all on sale! I wanted to buy everything. Shirts, tanks, shorts, skirts, tights, ugh everything and it was such great deals. I resisted for 2 reasons. 1.) I have more running clothes than going out and work clothes. 2.) I got a speeding ticket on the way to Buffalo 😦 so that took away from my expo fund.

$16 handheld water bottle, $9.99 for 3 pack asics socks, $20 asics running top (and it's Pink!)

 After I realized how much I spent I really wanted to go back and buy more. I mean you can never really have enough running clothes!

 Stopped at Anchor Bar for some wings. It’s one of those wing places that you have to go to. I was a little disappointed when there were only 4 choices for wings, Mild, Medium, hot or spicy barbecue. Where is the honey mustard or Caribbean jerk! I settled on the Medium and they were amazing. I guess you only need 4 choices when wings are this good!

I love that they put the bowl on top. I've never seen that before.
Feel free to drool

 After 5.5 wings I was full and headed into a food coma. Need. Coffee. Stat.

Spot Coffee Shop

 Next stop was Elmwood Ave to get coffee and wake up. Little did I know that Elmwood was the place to be. Tons of little shops, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and people walking around enjoying the weather. (Saturday in Buffalo was beautiful, maybe 75 degrees and sunny, but not humid at all). I also stopped at Watsons to pick up some Sponge Candy. I had never had it before and heard good things. I loved it so much that umm I ate it before I could take a picture! Sorry, guess you’ll have to go to Buffalo and get your own sponge candy.

By this time I had yet to check into my hotel and was dying to  see what was in my expo bag. No joke the first thing I did when I walked into the hotel room was this:

So much stuff for a small race. My Favorite was the 2 sticks of chapsticks

Dumped out my packet to inspect what I got! Everytime I do this it reminds me of little kids when they come home from trick or treating.

It may not seem like it but time flew by, expo, wings for lunch, coffee and strolling Elmwood, checking into the hotel, buffalo spotting missions and I think I even walked around DT B-Lo for awhile and Manchild stopped for a beer to watch part of the Indians game (I pouted and drank water so there are no pics). Before I knew it, it was time for dinner.


I have a friend who is originally from Buffalo so she recommended Chef’s Restaurant. Good thing she also told me to have a reservation. It was pretty packed and lots of runners were there.

I am a monster pasta eater

 I seriously ate 3 pieces of their bread it was so good and then 3 bites of pasta because I got full on bread. But it was so worth it. You should also know that instead of napkins they give you aprons to wear. I didn’t realize that until I was done eating and was like “Did they know I was coming?” “why is this napkin so big?”

I secretly wanted to go out for a night on the town in Buffalo, the city completely took me by surprise. Did you know the bars are open til 4 a.m.!!!!!! However, I was in Buffalo for the marathon so I went home and laid out my clothes and put myself to bed early.

 Have you ever had sponge candy? How many wings can you eat? I like to tell people I can beat them in a wing eating contest but in reality I would never come close.

7 thoughts on “B-Lo Take 1

  1. The handheld amphipod is CLUTCH. My favorite by far. What sweet deals! I’ve never been to B-Low but the hubs goes there like once a week for work, I feel like I should tag along sometime!

  2. I’ve never heard of sponge candy and was so intrigued I had to google it! It looks delicious.
    And wings… I can eat a lot of wings (though more if they’re boneless). Yum. Can’t wait to hear how the marathon went! 🙂

  3. I will not tell you how many wings I can eat because I cannot count that high. Wings are our fav thing to eat whether it’s football Sunday or just another day of the week!

    Can’t wait to hear about the race!

  4. HAHAHA! I love this! I am a Buffalo native so I always forget what it looks like on the outside. Spongecandy is the most amazing thing ever. Hands down. Buffalo food is amazing in general. Next time get beef on weck or better yet just come down for taste of Buffalo. Then you get a bit of everything! And yes…bars open til 4! Spot and Elmwood is fantastic. Next time stop in to Fleet Feet Sports on Delaware and say hi! It’s a runner’s mecca and has much better stuff than runners roost (the store setup at the buf mar expo). Come visit soon!

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