Today was an amazing day to be a runner. The Olympic trials for men and women were this morning and we were there for it all!! The athletes ran a 2.2 mile loop and then did one eight mile loop three times. We stood right by mile markers 2,10,18 and 26 (it was all at the same place). I got so many great pictures of all the top runners and we were so close to it all! Halfway through the race my friend and I went on a quick 2 mile jog to loosen up for tomorrow. At one point we were running along side a non-crowded marathon course section. Just a few feet to our right all the male runners were coming the opposite direction- Meb, Ryan Hall. We were right there!! We saw the men and women finish. A friend I ran with in college, Janet Cherubom-Bawcom ran in the Olympic trials today and she came in 5th overall in 2:29!!! She finished ahead of Deena Kastor! Janet was a dark horse and she did phenomenal! It was an amazing experience and I have lots of great pics once I get home to post them.
As far as my big race… I have all my gear layed out and a wake-up call scheduled for 5:15. Yikes!! My bib number is: 2188 if anyone wants to track me. I desperately want to have a good experience and run a race I can be proud of. I’m ready… Just breathe!!