Last May when I qualified for Boston, I had no idea if I was going to know anyone also going (to run or cheer). I think it’s awesome that in the past year, I’ve gotten to know a bunch of great blogger friends, and I’m pumped to finally meet you. Because you know, that means we’re like, “official” friends right? We can’t be real friends till a.) we wander a huge, crowded marathon expo together or b.) we’ve shared at least one beer during the blogger happy hour.
*Gasp* I’m drinking beer before a marathon?! Chill bro, I’ll only have a couple. ‘Sides, it’s like carbo loading. That, and I don’t think 2 beers will negate 4 months of marathon training.
I’ll be pretty busy all weekend, but Saturday is the day I plan on soaking up the Boston blogger experience, as I’d like to call it. So here’s part of my Saturday (4/16) game plan:
1-4PM ish: The Expo… where I plan on buying a silly amount of Boston marathon apparel, taking a gazzilion many pictures, getting thoroughly lost, and hopefully meeting up with you! If you’re planning on going to the expo on Saturday, leave me a message or send me an email and we can make plans to meet up and find each other amongst the craziness.
5-7PM: Blogger Happy Hour… the one and only SUAR is hosting the event at the Champions Bar at the Marriott Hotel Copley. I’ll be there, so will about 30 other runner/blogger folk. Let me know if you’re planning on going! Big thanks to Morgan who put together a list of blogger events happening that weekend, feel free to check them out HERE and add yourself if you want!
And finally… Race Day dets: My bib number is 16167.
I’m in Wave 2 (starting at 10:20AM). I’ll be catching the 6:30-7AM provided buses to Hopkinton/the “athletes village” (as recommended). Anyone else in that wave? Anyone else catching the buses around that time?
To my family and friends that want to keep tabs on me during the marathon: I’m pretty sure you can track my status along the way on the official Boston Marathon website, found here:
If you have any questions about the blogger meet ups, how (if you’re interested at all) in tracking me, or where we can meet up to talk running/blogging/fun, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you!
One week! Woohoo!