My alarm went off at 4:45am. Ugh...have I mentioned I'm not the greatest of morning people? Well...I hit snooze. 5am rolled around and my second alarm went off. I guess it was time to get up. Luckily, I have an awesome husband who gathered up most of my racing stuff for me the night before so I didn't have much to do this morning. I got out of bed, got dressed in my cute new long sleeved tech shirt for today's race (because I knew it was supposed to be colder with possible rain) and favorite Nike Dri-fit capris, did my hair and went downstairs. Erik had already gathered up my armband for my GPS, my headphones, my electrolytes, a banana, and my aleve.
Once Erik was ready we took off for Seattle. As always, we made a pit stop at Starbucks for my usual pre-race tall drip coffee with 1 splenda and cream. We had stopped in Federal Way so I was able to eat my banana and sip my coffee on the way to Seattle from there. We found the starting point without any problems. I checked in and got my goody bag. I was #167 this race. I was told if I wanted to start early I could or I could wait until 8am. I decided to hit the restroom and go for the early start.