I didn't know if I should blog or not today, being that the end of the world is upon us and all.
As I write this at 9:48 est, CNN is reporting that the world is still in existence, so here you go.
Speaking of hell...
Emily and I were on the first flight out of Atlanta yesterday morning. If you've ever flown into PHL International, then you've got a pretty good idea of what the 9th circle looks like.
We landed around 10:30, then drove straight to Center City to pick up my race number at the ODDyssey Expo.
It's a smaller race, so it wasn't much of an expo. There were just a few informational tables set-up and one running store was there selling clothes and running gear. It looks like there's slightly under 2,000 runners registered. I didn't mind since I was able to get in and out really quick.
Later in the day I stopped at a craft store to pick up supplies for my costume. Tulle and glitter will also be involved. Any guesses about what I'm going to be?
My motto for tomorrow.... "It is what it is." I'll do the best I can on my current training base (not the stuff PR's are made of) and not get too anxious about it. You can't be in top notch racing shape year-round, so I might as well have fun with it. I'm excited I'll get to meet Lil Runner tomorrow too!
We spent today relaxing at Long Beach Island with my parents. Emily made a new friend at the beach.
I just ate my standard pre-race dinner, a small salad and a couple slices of cheese pizza. Now it's off to sleep. The race starts at 7 am, which means a 4 am wake-up call.
Hope y'all are enjoying your doomsday. Mine was pretty nice.