The day before the race was lowkey as the main purpose is to rest and get ready. I did 20 min jog around 9am, seeing many serious runners there doing their runs (definitely not jog), feeling inspired as the whole city is prepared for the race. Then I checked out from my previous hotel to my new hotel that turned out to be just few hundreds meters closer to the starting line. The room is a bit bigger
then I went to the Berlin mall looking for gifts for the girls. I couldn’t find anything special from Berlin or Germany, so ended up getting some lego sets and a stuffed toy for Lizzy. I think they will like them. Then it was around lunch time, after walking around twice at the food court, I decided to go with indian food. I had vegan curry with rice. It was not great but decent combo of carbs. When I was about to leave, i saw two runners eating plain rice!!! That is dedication!!!
as I got back to the hotel to set up race outfit, I realized I didn’t get the safety pins for the bib. I could have tried my luck the next day to get it somewhere at the starting area, but I didn’t want to stress out so I went to find it. I tried two stores and finally fount a box. What a relief
on my way back, I saw the skaters doing their race, so cool
It was 5pm, I wasn’t hungry nor felt like going out again to find dinner. So I ate what I felt like, blueberries, rice cakes with cottage cheese. It was actually more satisfying than the indian lunch. While eating, I read through all the details about the race.
final look of the outfit. I’ll wear the shirt and pant I bought at the expo, carry 6 maurten gels, LMNT packet, one water bottle to refill at the stations, and a ucan bar 1 hour before the start. I also got a hoodie from my BFF that I will use to walk to the starting point, and throw it before the start.
less than 4 hours to start!!! I’ll get ready, have breakfast at the hotel now (hope they have oatmeal), check out, and walk to the starting line!
A slept 9.5 hours AGAIN! So I guess I am as rested as I can at this point!
Will report back after the race!
3 thoughts on “pre-race jittery”
Can’t wait to hear all about how the race went!! Your race outfit is so cute!!
Good luck! Interesting to see all the stuff related to the marathon, there’s so many things around it aside from and supporting the running.
Looking forward to your recap. What a fun adventure!!!