I left the frigid Northeast and hoped for smooth flights to West Palm Beach on Friday.
And the weather cooperated. I left Albany at 6 am for Baltimore and then took another flight which arrived in West Palm at around 11 am.
I packed very light for this trip and only had a carry on and a back pack. (My hubby couldn’t believe it.)
As soon as I arrived, I found a shuttle to my hotel. On the shuttle was a couple who was also running the same race.
I checked into my room and unpacked a little.
It was still too early to head to packet pick up so I decided to go into town to have lunch.
There was a free shuttle from the hotel to City Place. I debated on whether or not to eat or do an Aqua Duck tour of the city. I decided on lunch at Panera’s. Maybe a bad decision since the next tour was cancelled.
Oh well, instead I took the free trolley ride around the town and then got off at Waterfront park.
I sat in the sun looking at the water and the boats and it was heaven.
Hard to believe that that morning, I was in a place with temps of 10 degrees.
Soon, it was time to walk over to the Meyer Amphitheatre to pick up my race packet. I guessed this this would be a small race since there was only a small tent and hardly anyone was there.
I got my bib and my shirt (with no bag to carry it.)
Then I walked back to catch the trolley with a stop at a French pastry shop.
When I got back to City Place, I walked around a few shops before calling for a shuttle back to the hotel.
I thought that I may go back out for dinner but I decided to eat in the hotel and then catch up on some TV on my iPad and try to go to sleep early.
Well, I never sleep well before a race and I didn’t this time either.
I HAD A GREAT RACE!!!!!!!!!! Big PR!!! and FIRST PLACE IN MY AG!!!