Oct 17

Pre Race Day

Less than 24 hours until the Grand Rapids Marathon.  I did the whole packet pickup thing this afternoon.  It was an absolute zoo; people everywhere.  The packet pickup was at the YMCA, so there were hundreds of runners along with the regular Y traffic.

They were welcoming ME (and only me, I would like to think)

I got my packet and shopped around a bit.  Another great shirt, red this year. 


I bought a GRM pint glass to add to my collection along with a new tri sticker (my current one didn’t stick very well for some reason) and a 26.2 one.

Jennifer found a great North Face vest to keep her warm.  I had to take a picture
of her wearing it because there was not any mirrors around and she wanted to
see how it looked on.

After packet pickup, it was time for a relaxing college football Saturday with the requisite nap, pizza, and beer.  My beloved ND lost in a heartbreaker to USC that came down to the last second – literally, 1 second on the clock.  This was supposed to be our year to beat USC.  Shit. 

Time for dinner, chicken and pierogis, before heading to an early bed.

Stay tuned for a race report.  However, it may be a little later than usual as I fly out for work tomorrow afternoon.  Not quite sure how a 3 hour flight after a 4 hour run will feel, but I’ll find out soon enough!

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1 comment

  1. Mark

    Good luck tomorrow (errr today). Hope your travels go better than mine did. If you guys have time and want to meet up while you are out here, I have Monday off.

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