We arrived around 3pm on Friday and met up with our friends Eric, Melissa and their son Ian. Ian is Aidan’s age and they were very excited to see each other.
We checked into our hotels and headed to pick up the guys bid numbers and see what free stuff we could get. The Arthur Ash center was kind of far away, like nowhere near our hotels. Luckily we were able to use the hotel shuttle to get there. Aidan and Ian got a lot of free stuff! T-shirts, hand clappers, pompoms, stickers, tattoos, cups and much more. The guys were very happy with their race shirts (cause really that is how you judge a good race) and we headed out to find pasta fordinner.
Justin was up at 6:15am on Saturday and out the door by 7:20am. Aidan and I met up with Melissa and Ian after a nice breakfast at the hotel. The walk to the finish line was nice; the weather was not only perfect for the runner’s but us spectators as well. We were able to get right up by the finish line and Justin saw us as we cheered him on to the finish line.
After the race we went to a pub where the guys ate, drank some beers and talked about the race. Later after showers, naps and football watching we all met up again for beer and pizza. Our flight home on Sunday went off without any problems. We are happy to be back!