Today I made my way to Princeton. For some weird reason I had set my alarm for 5:15 pm. I woke up a little before 6 am when I got a message from the cab company letting me know that the driver was on his way. I cancelled the request and took a quick shower. I was out the door at 6:30 and took the train to the airport. Check in and security were a breeze.
The clouds always relax me. I imagine myself floating in them.
I arrived in Newark before 11:30. I had instructions to take the AirTrain (monorail) to the rail connection for the NJ Transit and then take the Northeast Corridor train to Princeton Junction. Luckily I had no trouble and made it on time to get on the train that was supposed to arrive in 9 minutes. The ride was smooth and comfortable.
Once in Princeton I called the hotel to find out the best way to get there. They only had shuttle buses working during the weekday so they kindly requested a car for me. I checked in and inquired on how to get to the running store downtown to pick up my packet. I was told I had to take a cab. I got annoyed. So that was twice that I had to pay cab fare. I was also annoyed with myself because I should have done more researched on the race and I would have found out that my best option was to rent a car.
Packet pickup was a breeze. I bought a pair of the Saucony Ride 7. And yes I will break the “Don’t try anything new on race day” rule and wear them tomorrow.
Afterwards I had lunch at Panera and I searched for various car rental companies in the hopes of getting a car to use for the rest of the day and tomorrow. I realized I had to pay for a cab to get back to the hotel, get to the race on Sunday, get back to the hotel after the race, and then head back to the train station for the airport. No luck in getting a car. Definitely big fail in my part. I realized I had the Uber app on my phone and decided to use that service to get back. But before doing that I walked around Princeton University.
Now I want to see again the Transformers movie.
I enjoyed the Albert Einstein mini museum.
Wow, it is such a gorgeous campus. I loved seeing the beautiful fall colors.
I got excited when I saw this sign!
I love the shirt! It fits perfect. Also, I love my bib number.
Oh and for the ride back to the hotel I used Uber and ended up paying half as much as what I had paid earlier that day. I will definitely be using them tomorrow.