I decided, that I would text Ginny to see if she had a couch free and drive down on Thursday night instead of Friday morning. With Friday being Veterans, Hubs was off and it would save on time to go after traffic. Made sense to me... but might have been a better idea to leave in daylight.
That being said, I made the trip to Richmond in record time and snuggled into a cozy 3rd floor sanatorium to rest up for a morning run on the course.
Tonia to run part of the course. Originally, we had thought we would run it after Bob arrived into town, but timing would be close, so I opted to get it in (instead of skip it) so I could be ready to help Bob as needed.
I spent more time with Ginny's family and then we picked Bob up and drove the course. Time did not allow for us to drive the entire course, but Ginny told us the first part we skipped would be ok (more on that later). It was good to finally catch Bob and to see that he was excited yet ready. We drove the course and got all of the pointers. Ginny told us where the hills were, where the sun would be, and more importantly, where the WIND would be. This proved to be invaluable. Ginny was awesome and I was getting more nervous. Bob seemed to be chill (which bothered me a little. ;-))
|Me and Bob at the Expo|
|Me, Ginny, and Pam|
The rest of the seats started to fill and we all chatted with excitement. It was good times. I believe most of us were anxious, ready to knock out what the next day had in store for us... so a little before 7pm, we said our goodbyes, wished each other the best race and retired to our "quarters" for the night.
One last picture of the group before we headed out: