Did I mention that this race was the final leg in the trifecta of tests I set up to determine my readiness for Boston? I. Am. Ready. More on that in an upcoming Boston Goals post.
Finally, yesterday on the drive up to Oak Harbor I felt a real twinge of excitement for Boston. It's not that I have not been excited already, on many different levels (getting through the registration mess was big!). But this was different, more visceral, a preview of the endorphin thrill of running the race and crossing the finish line. Just for a moment, I was there already.