Wow- some of you already have your 5K reports up and some even have full weekend reports- you people are quick!!!! In an effort to not bore you all to death with one long report, I will make this a three parter. First part will be Saturday, the second part will be Sunday and the third will be Marathon Monday. There are going to be lots of reports to read- my advice is to read them all- we all have a different story and perspective. But if you cannot read them all, of course read mine 🙂
The adventure started very early Saturday morning. I was still packing as of 1am and had to be up at 5am! It was going to be a whirlwind weekend and sleep was going to be a hot comodidity Mom and I were off to the airport at 7:30. While checking my facebook at the airport, I noticed Denise was on the same flight- I got up to look for her and she spotted me right away! So exciting to finally meet! We have been looking for each other at local races for a long time; meeting at the airport was extra special!!! We had a little bit to chat before the plane took off which was great! Once boarded, the flight was only 46 minutes (love it!!!). After we landed in Boston, I snapped a quick photo with Denise and we headed off to the T-line…the first of many trips we would make on the subway!
As soon as we got to the hotel, all we could think about was food (ok, all I ever think about it food) and we got ourselves fed. Then it was off to the expo to pick up my bib. Honestly, I wasn’t over-impressed with the expo. With exception to watching the awesome video they had running and finally getting my photo with Yasso (after three failed attempts), I was disappointed. It was ridiculously crowded and overall, I have seen better at other race expo’s. We spent quite a bit of time there but I was ready to go after a while.
After the expo, I decided to hit the up the Bloggy Happy Hour. Unfortunately, the actual Happy Hour never occured. The bar knew nothing about us coming so instead it was more of a hang out in the lobby, snap some photos and have a chat session. Regardless of how it worked out, it was so much fun- especially because I got to reunite with Morgan, meet Aron and meet so many new great people!
By the time I left the bar, I was beat. My mom and I were both starving so we hit up some dinner before getting back on the T-line to head to the hotel. I laid out all my 5K stuff and headed to bed. I slept like a baby!!!
Up next…the 5k and more bloggy lovin!!!