Twas the night before the Chicago Marathon, and all throughout the hotel room…
It has been a while since I laid all my gear out the night before a race. I guess that just goes to show that I’m extra nervous this time.
I even decided that my shoes were cursed and went out and bought new ones today. Exactly what you’re not supposed to do. Ah well, at least I have plenty of gels.
And nip guards! First time I’ve ever bought those. The last couple of long runs, I’ve ended with some very damaged (read: bleeding) nipples. First time this has ever really happened to me. In fact, in both my last long, for fun, run and the half-marathon last weekend, one of the things that held me back the most was how painful this was. Hoping that I’ll be able to mitigate this with some protection.
Yay! Fun stuff.
My wave goes at 8am. My # is 23173, if anyone wants to track me.