I’ve been chilling at the hotel with my brother for the majority of today. We pretty much just left the building to go to the expo to register for the race and pick up our race numbers and grab other free stuff (way too much orange Adidas stuff for my liking, but they’re the bloody sponsor and beggars can’t be choosers etc, etc). It’s actually really cold out here and when it rains it’s just ANNOYINGLY wet and cold. This is nothing, though, compared to when it hails. We had about 10 minutes of petit pois sized bits of ice hurtling down and clearing the streets which basically just got me soaked and made me want my bed.
We also went out to meet the girls for dinner except that it became one huuuuuge gathering and turned out to be a really good pre-race hug-fest. Bangs, Orsi, Candice, Bridget, Elle, Rhalou, Chris (my brother), Luke, Chaka, John (NY Bridge Runners), then Mubi, Denis, Petra, Hanne, Drew, Dominic, Josey and more and then Veema, Nathaniel, Darcy and Jenny. Sick group! There were probably around 1/3 of all the RDC members out here. Plus a Whasian Brooklyn Bridge Runner. We didn’t plan or choose that restaurant beforehand, we just stumbled across it, but I’m glad everyone was there.
Tonight, I’ve just been double checking my kit, getting my safety pins ready and giving myself a manicure. Priorities, init.
I wanted to be calm before I fell asleep but my brother just made me laugh so hard I snorted the water I was drinking out through my nose so now literally everything is making me laugh, my nose and throat hurt and my bed is slightly damp. Classy, I know.
Anyway. Bed time. I’ve got my first race in the morning.