Tomorrow is our send off meeting/party, where we get our race-day jerseys and information for the hotel.
I will be arriving in Phoenix on Friday afternoon, off to the expo to change my corral #, then soaking it all in until Sunday morning!
Now is the time where I go shopping for "discard warm-ups"- clothes that I can wear while I stand in the corral an HOUR before the race starts and toss aside as we begin running and NOT care that I never see them again. Goodwill lines the streets the first few miles and collects the discarded items to take to their stores. Kinda neat, huh?
I can't believe it's almost here. It seems like only yesterday I called my mom and said, "Um, I just signed up to run a marathon". Now, almost 6 months later (I signed up on July 19th), I am checking "Run a marathon" off my to-do list of life. However, this isn't a one-time thing, I'll be running another one soon!
Let's just focus on this one for now, huh?
Oh, and Phoenix is going to be CRAZY crowded that weekend- Barret-Jackson is going on (you know, the classic car auctions you see on the Speed channel? Might I add that I REALLY want to go to this as well?), some NFL playoff game (holy crap, the Cardinals might go to the Superbowl!), and a marathon with 32,000 participants and even more spectators and volunteers. If you decide to enter Phoenix, may the force be with you.