My good friend Hannah lives in Lewiston, Maine, a few hours southeast of Sugarloaf, and agreed to come with me for an adventure and some spectating. I was psyched to spend some quality time with her and to have some company for the drive up through the winding mountain roads. Our first stop after arriving in Kingfield was the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort for the expo. And of course, a spontaneous photo shoot!
|Traditional race number photo - so excited!|
|If I actually saw a moose on the course, I think I'd pee myself!|
I then had the super brilliant idea to go for a short pre-marathon hike... because, why not?! I had heard there was a waterfall a short way down a trail near the Sugarloaf Golf Resort, and I was determined to find it. Poor Hannah reflected on how she always seems to get sucked into crazy adventures every time we hang out together, as she made her way down the side of a mountain in her sandals. Meanwhile I was too enthusiastic for life, enjoying every bit of the beautiful scenery.
|The "I'm going to kill you when I catch up to you" smile!|
|Loving every wonderful moment of this|
|Because who doesn't hike in their Oofos before a marathon?!|
|I could have sat at that table gazing at this view forever.|
|Layers on my layers pre-race!|
|So much rain (and my rubber ducky mascot) from the car|
|Loving myself some mountain pictures!|
|Downtown Kingfield - the Herbert Hotel and Longfellow Restaurant|
|Totally psyched PR smile!|