Our weekend starts today! The kids don't have school tomorrow, so as soon as they get home today we will be heading down to Salt Lake City to our friends' home to spend the weekend and run the marathon on Saturday! Yee Haw!
Chris and I squished in one last spin class for the week this morning. After the tremendous amount of sweat we expelled, he was concerned we may have used up too many precious energy reserves! Haha! Sorry, honey, but I think we'll be good. ;) We have all day tomorrow to do nothing but go to the expo, pick up our race packets and relax. The weather looks like it will be perfect for running on Saturday - sunny with a high of 70 degrees. It should be nice and cool up in the mountains when the race begins.
I think I might be the only one in our group that is really looking forward to this run. My husband is at the point where he kind of just wants to get it over with so he doesn't have to stress about it anymore. With his IT band issues and being sick for the past two weeks, his training didn't go quite as planned. I still think he will do well, barring any unforeseen problems. I am praying that he has a good experience and isn't too sore afterwards. He has to go out of town on Sunday for a week of training for work, so he won't have much opportunity for a restful recovery. Bummer.
And as far as the other people in our group, two of them still haven't completely recovered after running the Boston Marathon in that record-breaking heat. When I talked to them yesterday, I could sense that they just don't have their normal pre-race enthusiasm. And another member of our group didn't get much of her training in - at all. So she is only going to run the second half of the race.
It doesn't matter, though. I am determined to enjoy myself and hopefully I can help everyone else have a fun and memorable experience. Giddiness is contagious, right?! :)