Again, we timed it perfectly and arrived to get a perfect parking spot with limited traffic. I had my race packet mailed to my parents' house, so we didn't have to rush from Maine to try to get to the expo the day before by 5pm. Just the usual pre-race granola bars, porta potty trips and making sure I had everything. I hugged my parents and got into the crowd for the start. My goal (after getting a PR the day before) was to just finish, but I still wanted to finish strong, so I found the 2:30 pacer, Beth, and struck up a conversation with her.
All in all, this was one of my favorite half marathons, out of the 14 I've run so far. The weather certainly helped, but the route was very scenic, there were quite a few spectators, the post-race party was impressive for such a small town feel, and the tech shirt and medal were really nice.