We then headed to the actual marathon expo where I picked up my bib number and immediately turned it back in so I could defer my qualifying time to 2011. After, we walked around the expo for probably close to 2 hours. I love walking around all the booths to look at the clothes, try & pick up free samples, and hopefully bump into some somewhat famous people. The only thing I absolutely hate about the expo is all the crowds. It is insane.
Before the race, we took some pictures at the finish line of the marathon, which was also the finish line of the 5K.
My only chance to cross the finish line in 2010
Todd & I before the race
Hanging out in the bleachers right at the finish line. There's a huge screen set up for the marathon that they broadcast the last straight away on Boyleston
American Josh Cox won the 5K in 14:30!
Todd waving as he runs towards the finish. I was so proud of him!
Todd showing off his very first running medal
We showered up after the race and took a quick nap before heading out for brunch. We walked down Commonwealth Ave and decided we want to buy a place here.....that is until we found out they cost at least $1 million and a parking spot is $300,000. Hmmm....probably not gonna happen!
We bought tickets to go on the Duck Tour, which takes you around the city but then also goes into the Charles River. It was actually really cool and a nice way to see Boston.
Todd & I before the tour started
We had dinner tonight at La Summa in the North End, Boston's equivalent to Little Italy. I had made these reservations about a month ago when I thought I would be running the marathon and would need to carb load. We decided to still go and have some good Italian and it didn't disappoint. I highly recommend this place.
We're just hanging out now before heading to bed so we can get up and work out before going out to watch the marathon.
I've had a few tough moments in Boston so far with the fact that I'm not running tomorrow because everywhere you look, someone is walking around in their Boston jacket. I will be sporting my Boston 2009 jacket tomorrow to watch the race. I'm really glad we ended up coming though because I had forgotten how special running Boston really is and this has made me more motivated for next year. I even told Todd that when I start to complain next winter about training in the cold and snow to remind me how I feel at this moment. Again, good luck to everyone running!