- Emailed friends, family, etc. my race number and guilted them into following me on race day. (Bib #7105 over at www.rnraz.com)
- Checked aforementioned site at least 3 times a day. Don't know what new news they can give me at this point. I'm hoping they post something about marathon angels that will carry me from mile 13 on.
- Shopped around for the best airport parking coupon.
- Checked the airline's website to see how much crap I can carry on with me. I can't remember the last time I flew with just carry-on. It was definitely before 9/11.
- Built a playlist on my iPod with strategically placed songs for certain times during the race.
- Uploaded Spirit of the Marathon on my laptop. LEGALLY!
- Looked blankly at my students while they try to tell me things.
- Looked blankly at my family while they try to tell me things.
- Looked blankly at my friends while they try to tell me things.
- Emailed my sister and friend countless number of times "just to check on things."
- Emailed my sister a weather report for Phoenix even though she lives there.
- Rooted the Cardinals on and then secretly rooted for the Giants. In retrospect, it'll be cool to have all eyes on the Valley on Sunday. I was bummed to see that the Cards play the early game. I would've considered going to Glendale to see if we could get tickets.
- Checked KTVK's (the station I used to work at) and Phoenix's Fox affiliate (a sponsor) for stories about the race. Case in point.
- Have devoted a lot more of my planning periods - OK all of them - to researching things including, but not limited to: taper madness, marathon nutrition, weather reports (both here*, Denver** and Phoenix), the Wall, Respecting the Distance, etc.
- Hydrated to almost uncomfortable levels.
- Almost unpacked and packed to a larger duffle bag.
*we're supposed to have dangerously frigid temps on Thursday and it'd be great if we could get a snow day. One of the many perks of being a teacher.