First stop when we arrived in St. George was to pick up my packet. I usually like hanging out at the Expo for a little bit but I just was not feeling into it so we were basically in and out.After snagging a quick picture we were on our way to my brother's house. My brother was actually up in Salt Lake for work so my Sis-in-law and niece were there to greet us. Check out these awesome signs they made! So cool! I was definitely feeling the love.
Even their fat cat Sherami was there to show his support by lounging on my lugging and stealing sips of water from my cup.
I think the drive made Marlee sleepy and delusional because she pulled out her baby pony tail and started eating her shoe!
Haha I was totally distracted by her cuteness, I forgot to pay attention to the road I'd be running the next morning!
Once we got to the cold and windy start line we took a few pics. I loved all the flags! So cool!
During the drive back Eric and Brooke were making comments like... "This is a long drive!" and "how many miles is this now?" I couldn't help but laugh and think about how crazy it was that I was really gonna run 26.2 miles the next day.
We had all worked up an appetite during the long drive - it was time for carbs!! I ate Pizza Factory before the Utah Valley Marathon and decided that would be the appropriate choice again. I got the classic pesto angel hair pasta and a bread stick. Not my desired choice on a normal night but I try to avoid dairy and hearty whole wheat pasta the night before a long run or race.
Eric was nice and slept on a blow up mattress that night and gave me the bed so I could sleep as best as possible.
Before heading to bed I went through my race packet. It was a pretty good assortment if goodies. Not a huge fan of the tech shirt but I liked the "Run for Boston" wristband. I just wish it was made for tiny arms like mine.
After about a dozen prayers to help me be able to sleep well and feel better (since I felt like I was getting a cold), it took me a little bit to fall asleep but I think as long as the few days before the race you get plenty of sleep then it's fine to lose a little sleep the night before. I got a good 5 1/2 hours before waking up at 4:30am...