The anticipated race recap!
I didn’t really know where to start so I guess I will start at the beginning! Friday I dropped LB off at RED’s house and we (me, RED and Mom of the Littles [she has twins who are lovingly referred to as The Littles]) headed to Seattle for our Adult Time/Girl’s Night! All three of us are sans hubby for now (oh the joys of being a military wife) so this was a well-deserved and highly anticipated evening for all three of us.
Here we are heading to the EXPO! Yay!! Spending time at the race expos is pretty much a luxury we rarely get to experience with kids in tow! So this was awesome! We all got little massages at a hot tub booth and I even signed up to get a $20 Chiropractor exam including x-rays, more to come about that.
Here we are at about 5 AM getting ready to walk down to the shuttles. The shuttles were scheduled to run from 5 to 6 AM. We got there around 5:20 or so and the lines were out of control. We found a nice place to just kind of blend into the line, oops. Luckily we happened to slide in behind a man we had randomly met in the elevator the night before. So we starting chatting with him and his girlfriend and whala! We were in line. In the long run it didn’t really matter because around 5:50 AM the lines dissipated and people just sort of gaggled around the curb and the busses. We got on the bus maybe at 6 AM.
Here we are waiting for the bus:
One lady called us “Fresh and Perky”. I would agree. We were quite awake for 6 AM.
We were finally able to get on the bus and head to the race start. Of course, right on inconvenient schedule I got a call from The Hubs right as we got on the shuttle. It was loud, everyone was excited so needless to say the conversation was short. We got to sit in the back of the bus, the very back row, like the cool kids we sat there and bounced our way to the start line!
And this my friends, is where I am going to close for tonight. It just seems there is so much to blog about and this could get REALLY REALLY long otherwise! So check back tomorrow for the deets about the race!!!