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Marathon #4 Tomorrow

And the day is almost here.  I'm ready.  (Or as ready as I can be.)

I've been focusing on veggies and carbs all week, like I was supposed to.  Although Friday I woke up and all I wanted was veggies (maybe I was a bit too heavy on the carbs side earlier in the week) so I ignored the carbs and made a huge stir fry of veggies.  And it was delicious.

I visited the expo so I have my bib and I'm ready to go.  I didn't mingle around too long because every year has relatively the same stuff and I was in a bit of a hurry anyway.
Nike dove right in following the neon trend right now.  It was cute but PACKED so I glanced around and walked out.  They also did the name wall (every runner's name is on the wall) again this year, which is always cool.  And they had an interactive side where you could scan your bib and there was a huge screen that would say Name OWNS 26.2 with a huge Nike sign.  It was awesome.  I give them the best booth award (which I just invented in my head).  Whatever marketing person came up with that deserves credit.
there's a ben rottler running too.
i bet people who look will think we are either married or siblings or father/daughter
none of the above

the grey area is names

The shirts are pretty nice too.

Basically my only goals are to trust myself & I would like to run the second half faster than the first (a negative split).

I pretty much decided this week this will be my last marathon in Chicago for a bit.  (We'll see if that decision sticks afterwards.)  I think I should venture to new routes, challenge myself a bit, mix it up.  Maybe throw some hills in there?  (And I bet smaller marathons are a lot cheaper!)
So I'm going to try and enjoy this one as much as possible.
#1 Chicago '08

#2 Mexico City, Mexico '09

#3 Chicago '11

Here comes #4...
And lucky me, tomorrow after I finish, there's an awesome baseball game for me to watch!


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