Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

Hello from New Orleans!!! I am having a blast. 20130222 213803 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

Last night I checked out Bourbon St. and it was epic. This hand grenade helped make it even epic-er…20130222 220124 600x800 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo20130222 222320 600x800 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

This morning I woke up bright and early to watch the ING Run for Something Better kids race. The kids were doing their final 1.2 miles.IMG 1192 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

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I’m going to be making a few announcements about the program and how you can help soon – stay tuned!IMG 1198 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

After that I headed to the expo at the Convention CenterIMG 1183 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

Check out the medal – IMG 1165 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

I said a quick hello to my friends at REFUEL…

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And then walked around checking out the loot…IMG 1172 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

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I kinda love this advice from the RnR Medical Director…IMG 1177 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

“It’s too late to start now…” Ha!

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I’ve said this over and over here, but I am a salty sweater and need  A LOT of salt in the days leading up to the race. IMG 1180 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

And I saw a bunch of RER readers today! Victoria is running the half tomorrow and a few others said hello too! See you guys tomorrow! Good luck everyone!!

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Um, I’ve been instagraming a lot this weekend so I am asking you to kindly follow me. I mean, Brooks Running was only following 2 people yesterday…IMG 1187 800x600 Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

and one of them is ME! I kinda died when I saw my name next to Scott Jurek. Love. I’m @RunEatRepeat on Instagram IMG 1186 800x600 Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

Now to the “Eat” portion of my day…

The #1 reason I wanted to come to New Orleans was for the food. So expect a lot of good eating this weekend! We hit up for lunch Grand Isle for lunch since it was close to the expo and we were starving.IMG 1214 600x800 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans ExpoIMG 1205 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

As soon as we walked in the waitress told us they had broiled crawfish and I knew I had to try them. When in Rome, eat some shellfish. Or something.IMG 1209 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expoimage thumb39 Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

This looked like a ton, but you barely get any ‘meat’ from them. This big ol’ thing was only $6!IMG 1206 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

She explained to us how to eat them because I had no clue at all. I think I got the hang of it pretty quickly! I am an aggressive eater wlEmoticon winkingsmile7 Rock N Roll New Orleans ExpoIMG 1207 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

Chandra was a little apprehensive, but eventually came around. 1361643033486 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

With a salad.IMG 1211 800x600 thumb Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo

And now I’m headed out for more food and drinks and fun! The race is tomorrow so I’ll try to take it easy, but that might be difficult considering the location…

Question: Ever tried crawfish – thoughts?

I liked it!

Comments

  1. says

    I was just in NOLA for Mardi Gras a few weeks ago and had a blast! I too experienced a hand grenade and was introduced to my new love of a Pimm cup! Didn’t get the chance to have some crawfish though : / Have fun!!!

  2. says

    Consider going to Mother’s for breakfast after the race tomorrow. Crawfish omelette and peach pancakes. Very authentic restaurant. Also, hit up Cafe du Monde for beignets. Have fun! Love that race and town.

  3. Gillian says

    Have fun! Those hand grenades are dangerous, just the right amount of sweet and sour taste to hide all the alcohol!

  4. says

    Good luck tomorrow! Crawfish are yummy once you get the hang of eating them. Watch out for those “hurricanes” they sneak up on you and wipe you out!

  5. says

    YA! So glad to hear you are loving it….and tried crawfish. The hubs hates those little mudbugs, mainly because “it takes works to shell them.” I had a trio of crawfish last night (cooked 3 ways) and am having boiled ones for lunch today. Best.EVER. And…healthy….as long as you don’t dip them in garlic butter.

  6. says

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Louisiana! I’m a native so I always like when people treat us like we’re special down here :) Crawfish (and hand grenades) are oh so delicious!

  7. Samantha says

    I’m from southern Louisiana and love love love boiled crawfish. Luckily I can have it whenever I want since we have a crawfish pond behind my house. NOLA is definitely a unique experience.

  8. says

    I’m from Hattiesburg, MS only about an hour and a half from NOLA. Crawfish is a staple! Try pecan praline and shrimp po’boys while you are down there too. There is a reason girls are curvier in the south … we got good food! Have fun!

  9. says

    I love crawfish! Luckily I get to eat some in a couple of weeks when we go visit my husband’s family near the gulf. The corn and potatoes always taste so good too from cooking with all the spices!

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