Thursday, July 3, 2008


We left home this morning at 4:40. Murphy wasn't sure what was going on, but he wasn't happy about it. The cats couldn't wait for us to leave so they would have the place to themselves. We had rain all through Indiana, but when we hit Louisville it was sunny. We kept track of the gas prices as we went from state to state. I will report on that later.

We made it to Atlanta and the hotel in eleven hours. We arrived at 3:45 p.m. Our room is really a suite with a frig, microwave, living room and desk area. It is very close to a MARTA station and also the area where we will be lining up for the race in the morning (7:30).
Our first stop was the EXPO. At the expo you can buy anything you have ever dreamed of as a runner. There were loads of people since this was the last it would be open before the actual race. I purchased a new running out fit in my favorite melon color and another shirt that says: Sorry, I have to run (with my dog) and a scarf for Murphy that says: Will run for treats. I know he really can't run any more, but it will make him feel better in his old age!

The highlight of the day was meeting Darrell's cousin, Kelli. She lives in Atlanta and will also be running the race. She is in a different time group, so we are not sure we will get to actually see her tomorrow. We did some more shopping with her and then went out for a pasta supper. We spent the time catching up on her life and her family.

We have our running gear laid out, numbers on our shirts and even bought our MARTA cards to be able to get home after the 6.2 miles! Tomorrow is Day Two on this wonderful adventure. Stay tuned for more blogs.


Jen Barney said...

Go Kathy, Get your run on!!!!
Good luck Big D! Take care you two!

Kelli said...

Good luck on the race. Hope you have fun!

Soren said...

Good luck! I hope y'all have a great race.