Never having run a marathon before, I was a bit unsure what to expect from the Spirit Airline expo where I was heading once I got from NY to Myrtle Beach. We left NYS about 7 pm on Thursday and headed south. I drove for a while and then my 20 year old drove. Thankfully, he could do that as I was really concerned about not getting a great night’s sleep the night before the night before the race. The main goal for the trip down was to get past Washington, DC as I did not want to have to deal with commuter traffic on Friday morning. I was thinking we would start looking for a place to stay after getting past DC.
Well, the best laid plans! We drove until a rest area in North Carolina before stopping and slept in the car. I got quite a bit of sleep but do not think that my son did. I drove from that point into Myrtle Beach and we ended up there well before I had planned. I hit the expo about 11 am but was there for over almost two hours. We went to the Expo. We walked up to the race start. We had a little tailgate in the parking lot of egg salad sandwiches.
Below is a little photo slide show of the expo and it ends with my clothing laid out in the hotel room for Saturday’s start.