Today I am in sunny and warm Raleigh for a half marathon tomorrow. My hotel is 4 blocks from the start line. Very convenient.
When I checked in the front desk clerk gave me the Hilton’s signature cookie. I mentioned that I was running a half marathon the next day and she gave me another cookie. Yes, that made me happy!
After I left my suitcase in my room I walked over to David’s Dumpling & Noodle Bar for lunch. Unfortunately it was closed. What?!?! So, I went next door to Players Retreat. I ordered a grilled cheese and fries. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The service was bad and there was a smell that I could not put my finger on but it was just horrible.
There was no expo but just a packet pick up at Capital Run Walk. This is what I got at packet pick up–just a shirt and a bib.
The store offered a 20% discount to those with a bib. So, I looked around and found two Brooks shirts. I love their stuff! I found a pair of shorts (Brooks Women’s Versatile 5″ Woven Shorts) but decided to order them instead from Running Warehouse. The reason being just in case they don’t fit well or I don’t like them then I can send them back.
I walked next door to a Hallmark store. I looked around for a coffee mug and found one for me.
The race starts at 7am so I should be ready and out the door by 6:45 or so. As for the weather it will be in the 50s tomorrow morning. 🙂
Now, it is time for dinner and to get my stuff ready for tomorrow.
Just Keep Running!