2 days until we run! So many words, so many emotions...so little time. I thought as a little teaser, I would share my day in photos so you can see what's been going on.
Bib pick-up was smooth sailing!
Mom and I found Meghan -- who had just completed the BAA 5k -- and we went to the expo together! I bought all of the things.
From the other side of the Finish Line. There was a ton if security today because of all the events (5k, invitational mile, expo, etc).
Mom and I then headed over to the Marriott Copley to check in with Dana-Farber. Here they had a board showing our team fundraising progress (over $5 million!!!) as well as e names of "Pacesetters" who have hit certain goals.
Here's my name with the $8k pacesetters!
At the Old South Church they were giving out scarves made from all over the country. They were intended to show strength, comfort and support to runners. Mine was made by a child: Lorna from Spokane. Thanks Lorna!!!!
Mom and I met up with my friend Lauren and had a lovely lunch. Deep dish Pizzaria Unos (hold the cheese please) without any guilt? Yes, ma'am!
The day was stunning. Here's a view on Newbury Street.
Cherry blossoms in full bloom:
Once home I started unpacking all my goodies - 2 huge bags from the expo and Dana-Farber! They were filled with the official race shirt, shirts (yes, multiple) I bought, souvenirs, posters to decorate, cowbells and poms-poms for race cheering, and more! Here was one of my favorite items:
I modeled one of my shirts with an official Boston Marathon mug. Because obviously I needed a mug. Duh.
And then Mom decided we should be taking more selfies. Because, again, obviously. Duh.
Just as I was about to lay down and get off of my feet...the best part of my day came through on my phone,