Maybe I got spoiled with the Air Force Marathon's expo, but I figured the Columbus marathon would be way better considering how many people run in it, but it was disappointing. Not a lot there which was good on my wallet, at least. We did like the One More Mile display. I bought a shirt for my dh last month from them. We had fun reading the shirts.
|Dinner of champions!|
Then we just chilled out in our room. One of my coworkers was running the full and is beast of a triathlete, came down and we just talked for a good hour. She'd run Columbus a few times so I asked a zillion questions. She gave me great pep talk helped me during the race. Thanks Jenny!
Finally decided we should go to bed around 10:00. Had the worst night of sleep possible...woken up by drunk, laughing people in the hall, dry heat in the room, potty breaks, finally it was 5:15 am.
Breakfast of banana and cliff bar and 1/2 cup of coffee, got out of the hotel around 6:30 and walked with the masses of runners the 3 blocks to the state capital. I about threw up on the way. I have a super sensitive nose when I'm nervous and we kept walking by Ginkgo trees- whose leaves smell like throw up when they've been step on. Anyways, coughing and gagging I finally got away from those damn trees. So the first "mile" long portapotty line...decided to skip it and look for others. We turned the corner and in a dark alley there was a whole bunch that no one had really discovered yet. So, clean and no smelly porta potties are a good thing (especially if your nervous like me-see Gingko trees above)