My alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. and I was ready to get the show on the road! As I opened my door I was greeted by my two AMAZING friends and the Rocky theme song blasting!! This made me laugh so hard I cried. The hotel offered breakfast for runners and had quite a nice selection! I had two cups of coffee, toasted a bagel and grabbed a banana then we walked to the start! The bus pickup area was only about 3/4 of a mile from the Lenox and we laughed the whole way there.
Team Stacey Black!!
My ride to Hopkinton. I sat next to an extremely friendly lady who matched my BRIGHT neon yellow shirt and hot pink socks. We chatted the whole way and arrived with about 1 hour 30 mins until the start. I hopped in line at the first set of port-a-potties and then walked into the Athletes' Village.
They had music playing, plenty of port-a-potties, tents set up for shade, waters, Gatorade and powerbar products. I met two fellow runners from Delaware and we talked game plans. It was my waves time to walk to the start so I checked my bag at the bus and headed out. There was a huge backup of people and I had to force my way around 100's of wave 3 people. I was getting super frustrated and ended up running to make the last half of my corral...on the way my Garmin decided to die. This ended up being a true blessing! Apparently my hubby placed it on the charger but it wasn't on properly so the battery ran all night long. This was the start of Boston 2012!