Bwahhh it's one day away!! And I picked up my bib and it's real now!! I started my period and I've cried three times already!!
I need to get it together. Come on, noob! I've trained for this. Aside from a mysterious new psoas issue and a tight hamstring and mother nature arriving, I'm good! I'm healthy and rested and hydrated. There's nothing new I can do in 24 hours that's going to improve my performance. So it's time to just soak it in and appreciate my cheer squad and try to get in the zone like this...
...instead of James Harden.
I didn't stay long at the Expo because it was kind of a zoo and I didn't want to stay on my feet for too long. They had very friendly volunteers working the doors and it was exciting to see some serious-looking athletes in the crowd. The Dude was wearing an Ohio State t-shirt and some guy in a booth gave him a high five and said, "big game tonight!!" I chatted with him for a minute and turns out he went to high school right down the road from where I grew up! Small world. The general positive vibe happening inside the Expo was really good for my nerves. No matter what, I can say I was a part of this experience.
We stopped and had breakfast sandwiches and coffees. I'd already eaten a big bowl of oatmeal in the room so I just had a hot tea.
The boys each got a candy cane at the Expo so they were happy as clams.
I've never been to a massive Expo like this one (except maybe Nike Women's) but this one felt really well organized to me. There were no lines at the bib pickup tables, and there were lots of signs and people around to direct you to the right places.
Then we walked around Sacramento a little bit to see some sights.
Up to no good...
There are tons of pretty signs in this city!
Now it's time to sign off, stretch, ice, eat, and go to bed! The next time I write I will hopefully be a marathoner!!
Wish me luck! I wish you luck too if you have a race tomorrow.
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