I don't think I slept too bad considering the situation. I usually just sleep in my race clothes the night of a Half cuz it saves time in the morning. I cooked my oatmeal up in the microwave, grabbed some coffee and got the heck out of Dodge! Like I said, we were counting the hours till we could check out! On our way to the Start to get our packets, we did see a burning car. Can't say I have ever seen that before! It smelled horrible! LOL The Fire Department was there but it looked like they were just there to make sure it didn't get out of control. I hoped that it wasn't a sign or something! We got to the Start with PLENTY of time to spare (should have stopped for some more coffee?), got our packets and waited to head over
Towards Mile 10 (I think) we came to a roundabout and I realized that I hadn't really been taking any pictures Usually by this point I am too focused on my run and getting worn out so I don't take pictures in the latter stages, but this roundabout had a really awesome sculpture in the middle of it that inspired me to get the camera out and snap some pictures.
So that is it for Marion I don't know that I will do this one again next year, but who knows? Next up will be Marathon Training Week #1 and the Galesburg Express Half Marathon. Until then:
Run On and Be Happy!