So the use of computers in the hotel has allowed me to do a “day before” post. 🙂 Thankfully, getting the hell outta NYC has made me a little calmer, because honestly I was a nervous wreck on Thursday and even racking my brain trying to come up with a plan B (drop at the half and run a different marathon the next weekend before Boston registration opens?)
Thankfully, the trip to Chi-town went quite smoothly. Not only did my flight get in a half hour EARLY (does that ever happen?) but right when I got to the bagagge carousel, my bag was right there, no waiting (again, does that ever happen?) Good omen? Perhaps!
After checking in, I hit up Niketown to see my name on the wall and to catch the shuttle to the expo. Expo is big-definitely puts NYC to shame-wish i could say the same about the swag bag though (was it me or was it mostly all the throwaway race flyers?) I actually didn’t spend too much money-got a shirt from Nike (its a superstition now…I have to buy a shirt-I didnt last year and look what happened!) Hung out with Lam and one of my UA friends before it was time to head back and grab some carbo-loading goodness 🙂
As for tomorrow-conditions do not look to be in my favor at all still (guess I won’t be needing those arm warmers!) I guess my plan at the start is to try and latch on to the 3:40 pace group to see if it’s gonna be my day or not…and just go from there.
Today is just carbo-loading, hydrating, seeing some sights of Chicago and trying to stay off the feet as much as possible.
So thanks to everyone who’s read along and supported me the last 4 months…hope to have good stories to tell!! Talk to ya all on the flip side…