I got up at 4:30 (wow- and it’s not race day!), my mom drove in the night before from Divide, and we left a bit after 5:30 to get a 8:30 flight out of Denver. On time and eventful, just how I like ‘em.
|The guy in the foreground is Kirk, the friend of Vicky. I know Vicky from Girls Heart Rockets.|
Kirk, Vicky, and I walked around the expo for a bit and hit up some of the vendors for an afternoon snack.
Buffet line #1: Clif
Buffet #2: Honey Stinger
And buffet #3: Probar
That tided me over until dinner.
I also “ran” into Meb at the expo. Generation UCAN is my main fuel source for endurance events. (Try it! Get 10% off with coupon code UCANTRIND).
|that's me in the very bottom corner!|
A set of backgammon games with Oma (I couldn’t quite get luck enough with the rolls and she was 3-2) and then bed...
Day 2, Saturday:
I was pretty full after this meal, but it was a great day-before-the-race breakfast. The rest of the morning was pretty relaxing, and it was a good day for being lazy since it was raining with some heavier downpours every so often. But by 1pm the rain had lightened up enough for me to go for a quick run to make sure my legs were working. 3 miles around the hills of Beverly.
In the afternoon a distant relative (but now not so distant!) and her son came by to visit. Robin (same first name AND occupation as the Robin with whom we had breakfast!) lives in NY and her great-great grandfather is the brother of my grandfather’s great grandfather. We had coffee and apple cake, and got to know each other a bit. They are both running and agreed to pick me up in the morning so my mom wouldn’t have to get up at o-dark-30 and drive me down to Santa Monica. Very nice!
After they left I started to get stuff around for the race before we ate. Dinner was salmon and brown rice as requested, with some carrots and green beans, and some more apple cake for dessert. In my Oma’s house there is dessert every day. Good thing I am here to run a marathon!
I put my stuff together for the morning, as they were going to get me by 4:20. Bed by 9pm!