We made it to Portland earlier this afternoon with two hours to spare before packet pick-up ended! Wahoo! Also, I’m pretty tired so I’m going to jam this post out.
Firstly though, let me just say Happy Birthday to my husband!
This was taken at David’s Restaurant in Portland, ME. It’s where we had dinner tonight, and it was delicious. I over-stuffed myself and now I am ready for bed!
My pre-run dinner was the Exotic Mushroom Ravioli.
Rick had the Fresh Herb Crusted Haddock with Mussels and said it was delicious as well.
He too ate his all up. Before the main courses though, we did have some rolls with fresh herbs, olive oil and parmesan cheese as well as an order of fresh bruschetta with olive tempanada and goat cheese. I didn’t manage to snap a photo of that but that too was delicious!
After that we took a drive along the half marathon route to get some idea of what I would be running and where Rick could decide he wanted to cheer me on. Here’ some photos of the beautiful scenery I’ll be running by tomorrow morning! I’m not going to even attempt to take photos… ha!
I’ll get to start here on the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay.
Then have a chance to run through the beautiful Gilsland Farm Audubon Center.
The road through the Audubon Center is about a 1/2 mile.
Then I’ll run back into Portland and hit the Back Cove Portland Trail.
It’s about a 4 mile run around the Back Cove/Back Bay on a crushed stone trail.
Here’s some photos from around it.
Then, I will meet back up with the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay and head to the finish line at the Maine State Pier!
I can’t believe I’ll be running my first half marathon tomorrow! I’m excited and nervous, and hoping my SI joint won’t act up. I’ve been uncomfortable all week. I went and got adjusted yesterday at the chiropractor and have been doing yoga along with my short runs this week. I’m hoping all goes well tomorrow.
My Zune and Garmin are charging so I should be good to go. I’m off to bed now, so tired!
Wish me luck!