I've got too many photos and too many thoughts regarding this past weekend for one post. So today you get photos from the weekend, as well as some pre-race deets.
Recap later this week, pinky promise.
I ate amazing Carbs. Like really amazing.
Slept in a little as planned, read in bed and was lazy- John even made me pancakes and brought them to me. After that we got up and went for a 4 mile shake out run together, I did 3 miles super easy and then picked it up to marathon pace for the last mile.
After packing up and getting ready we hit Panera for a carb-a-licious lunch, and of course grabbed Starbucks for the road. It's only a 90-ish minute drive for us, but just long enough for me to spend some time sipping iced coffee and finalizing my playlist.
We hit the expo at the Corning YMCA, and I was really excited to meet up with Lora (Crazy Running Girl). It was great to meet her and her hubby in person, she's just as real and smiley as she is on her blog which was refreshing :) I was also glad we got along well (not that I doubted we would) because it made Sunday morning nice to have someone to hang out with on the bus ride to start line!
After the expo and packet pickup, John and I headed to Market street to grab some food and check out finish line area.
We ended up going to dinner at DeClemente's Deli & Restaurant right on Market Street. It was small but the food portions were huge and the prices were incredibly reasonable. One of the best parts- the food was amazing. Probably the best lasagna I have ever had, and yes I had a satisfying glass of red wine with it!
After dinner we hit Wegmans for race morning food, and then checked into our hotel.
There was a little snaffoo checking in- went up to our room and there were peoples belongings already in there. Management had no idea what happened (because John's name was still listed on the room), but they quickly gave us another room and even gave us a restaurant gift card because they felt so bad. They also let us know that they were going to have bags of goodies and water bottles in the lobby for runners early in the morning- 4 stars for the Hampton Inn.
We also goofed off a little in the hotel, now you see me--now you dont!
|Early morning love affair with a chocolate chip muffin.|
|A bet is a bet---here's your proof Brian!|
|And my hug goodbye in the morning!|
I took a shuttle to the start since John was going to be on his bike.
And a post race shot for you...
3 of my favorite things... Saucony, Guinness, and Fall.
Check back tomorrow or Thursday for race recap :)
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