Countdown: Only 1 day left before the SF Marathon!!
So I'm here in San Francisco and absolutely loving it. This is one of my favorite cities to visit and am getting increasingly excited about running the city tomorrow.
After flying in last night, my cousin, his girlfriend and I drove into Mission to have some awesome deep dish pizza before watching a running movie and then crashing. Didn't get as much shut-eye as I would have liked so I hope I get a fair amount tonight before tomorrow morning's 4am wakeup call.
This morning, we took our time getting ready before heading out to brunch and then to the expo. The expo for all the negative talk I heard about it was actually pretty well setup I thought. The trio of us got everything we were looking for...and I even scored a free Mizuno hat! The guy running the Mizuno stand appreciated that I supported their product so much that he let me take a $10 hat on the house. Groovy!
Also ran into some fellow Runner's World Forumites in 'Lillie', 'Gundy' and 'Spandex'. Great to meet them in person, as it was to meet running legend Bart Yasso. Here are some pics:
Now at my cousin's home, we polished off a homemade carbo-load dinner, laid out our race gear, and I made my customary pre-marathon call with my mentor, Richard. Nerves are still fine and I feel pretty mentally prepared for the race tomorrow morning. It's just a matter of leaving it all out there on the course.
Full race report to come tomorrow (hopefully it'll be a good one). Time to get ready for bed folks - good night!