They both woke up yesterday morning excited. I kept having to tell them the race wasn't until evening. haha. They were so good about getting ready and out of the house in time. (We left a little after 5, because we were expecting traffic, but there really wasn't much)
We got to Market Square just after packet pickup started. I really give it to the organizers - everything was set up so well and easy to navigate. We picked up our bibs and then headed over to shirt and bag pickup. After some confusion from the volunteer over which sizes where what and where, we got our shirts (which are nice, BTW) and bags. The bags were full of goodies - drink mixes, water bottle, bandaids, biofreeze, fruit snacks, granola cluster things, pretzels, sunblock, etc.
Nick had dropped us off downtown with the understanding that he was taking Garrett for something to eat and then coming right back. He was going to park in a garage and then meet us back at Market Square. So we just hung out there for a while, enjoying the sights and sounds. The kids were being really dramatic - doing stretches and warmups and such.. it was adorable. Time ticked by and still no Nick. I wanted to start heading over to the starting area so the kids and I checked our goodie bags in with Gear Check. Of course, at luck would have it, as we were walking to the start line, Nick and Garrett showed up. LOL