I am not even that nervous, I am just really excited and want to run 26.2 miles already. Let's get this show on the road!
Mike and I opted to stay at our house tonight since the marathon starts at 8am and it is about an hour and twenty minute drive from our house to the start. Triathlons have forced us to wake up at 4:45am before so we will be fine! We also wanted to save a little bit of money and not have to board Bernie for the night.
We did make the drive to Corning, where the race will finish, this morning to pick up our packets and bibs. The expo was at the Corning Community YMCA and it was typical for a smaller race, even though Wineglass does get a lot of entrants I still think it is on the smaller side.
Map of where runners are from
Runners from Maine! <3
Not a bad forecast!
We were in and out in about twenty minutes.
After that we headed to the Information Center to pick up our wineglasses and splits of champagne.
The finish line in Corning
Where I will become a marathoner (and notice our champagne)
Mike's parents are on the road as I am typing this making their way to come support us tomorrow, which we really appreciate. Tonight we are just carbo-loading, relaxing and getting ready for the race.
I want to thank you all for your support, encouragement, advice, carbo-loading meals and love during our training! I wish I could thank each of you face to face (and hopefully someday I will) but for now accept my gratitude via the internet.
I especially want to thank my parents because even though they are 10 hours away from us, I know that they support our journey every second of every day. I can't wait until they are able to see us run a marathon or compete in our Ironman. I know that they will be thinking of us tomorrow, and I'm sure that I will be thinking of them.
The next time I post, we will be marathoners!