We were SUPER excited when we registered but with a job change, a move, a new baby and life itself the race weekend kind of snuck up on us.
We loaded the car on Friday night, and then left early Saturday morning for Miami. After dropping the girls off with my in-laws and having some lunch we headed to the hotel to check in.
We stayed at one of the race recommended hotels in Brickell, and it was a great choice as it was walking distance to the public transportation.
After checking in, we walked up the street to catch the Miami Metromover and head over to Bayside to catch a shuttle to the expo. The expo was held in a large warehouse in Wynnwood, it is my understanding that it's often used for art shows.
The expo was loud and vibrant, honestly, I would expect nothing less from a Miami race. When we walked in there were large letters spelling out "Miami Marathon" and on the letters were the names of all the participants.
My husband and I were both on the "M" for Marathon. I was pretty excited about that because my husband was running the Marathon. Obviously I made him take a picture.
Picking up our packet was quick and easy, if you've ever done a Disney race, it was exactly the same set up. One thing I also noticed (and loved) was lots of information booths throughout the expo. When I registered my husband and I we didn't have good times so we were both in the last corral. However, he was able to give a better time and move up one corral at the expo.
We looked around, did some shopping and took some more pictures before heading back to our hotel for dinner.
We ended up eating at Power Pizza for dinner and loving it. Actually, we loved it so much we ended up back there after the race for lunch! Power Pizza is a Miami native restaurant and is called Power Pizza because they use Whey protein inside the dough. Read the story of Power Pizza here.
I couldn't sleep, but I did enjoy watching some TV for a few hours before falling asleep.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out about the race!
Question of the day: Have any tips for falling asleep before a race?