Twin Cities marathon, (which thank goodness has no sponsor as yet because I really don't want to run the Tetrisil Twin Cities "soothe the itch" Marathon. Which would spawn the obligatory Playtex "Go with the flow" woman's marathon. Go ahead, conjure up your own sponsors,) is only 2 weeks away. (I'm fully aware of the grammatical nightmare of that last sentence-it's late though so cut me some slack please) I'm ready... I think. Compared to triathlons, marathons are just not as nerve wracking. Lace on your shoes and run. Ok, run a really long time, but run. Walk if you need to, eat before you need to, drink enough fluids and just keep moving. I can do that. I hope to do it effectively. I will be quite pleased to do it very effectively. I hold no expectations other than to finish becasue I never have. If this goes well I plan to train a little harder for Chang's in January.
I did receive my confirmation packet and laughed along with Hyphen Girl when she pointed out the following lost and found procedure:
Lost & Found items, including Lost Kids (the distant cousins of The Lost Boys), should be turned into and/or can be picked up at the Information Booth located just outside the Secured Finish Area (see Finish Area Map). Any articles found will be sent to this Information Booth and may be claimed here until 3:00 pm race day. Articles will be held in the Marathon Office until November 4. Thereafter all items not claimed will be donated to charity.
The way I understand, I have free childcare until at least 3:00 that day. For the more unruly of The Tribe home will be The Marathon Office until November 4th, when The Mother will pick them up in The Car and bring them to The Home. Although there is always that charity option...