To say I was nervous for this race was an understatement.
A not so stellar training cycle, no weight loss as planned, and just imagining those 70.3 miles ahead of me, had me crying and ready to throw up all week.
I started packing on friday morning. I carefully laid out my race gear, and my other necessities for a mini race-cation! I LOVE making mini vacations out of races. Kevin and I were looking forward to enjoying a little time in Maine/New Hampshire after I tackled the longest race of my life.
Saturday afternoon, we headed to the car and started the almost 3 hours north. After checking in at the hotel, we headed to packet pick up. I was panicking about the race course, so I convinced Kevin to drive 1 loop of the bike course and 1 loop of the run course. Driving the course helped me calm down as I realized there weren't too many climbs! I started to calm down, I can do this!
We had a huge snafu with dinner, that I had a panic attack over. We had made a reservation at the Spaghetti Stain in Dover, NH, which was a recommended restaurant by the Pumpkinman Triathlon. We made a reservation, and after waiting a half hour and sitting down, we were informed that they were out of the only thing I wanted, Chicken Parm. Seriously? An italian place, pre-race?
Thank god for Trip Advisor, which pointed us in the direction of heaven...
Antonios (I think?) had the most amazing Chicken Parm ever. Most Perfect Pre- Race Dinner. EVER.
Back to the hotel for pre-race gathering of gear, and a good nights sleep.
Tough Chik, ready to go!
Race day coming up soon!