For days probably every single runner and race official had been stalking the weather and crossing their laces that the weather would clear up before race day. As of the time I had gone to bed Saturday night, things were looking a bit better with about a 50% chance of rain/storms during the race. All I could do is get my gear ready, get a good night sleep and hope for the best come morning.
Since the hotel was just a block or so away from the start, so I met up with Jennifer and Danielle in the lobby and were able to leave the hotel around 6:30 and still be over to the start area well before the race. A huge shout out to the Sheraton for providing runners with a complimentary light-breakfast (bananas, granola bars, etc) before the race to get fueled up and ready to go.
Side note: the marathon is a two loop course and my friends that ran the marathon said the spectators were still out there rockin' as they did their second loop. I mean, seriously, THANK YOU!