Wow- I grew up only 30 minutes away, but never knew that Charlotte would be sooo cold. It was approximately 15 degrees with the wind chill factored in when I arrived the morning of the race with Mom and Jen, my (brave!) spectators. This would be my 2nd marathon, but the first one I had trained for individually…I was kind of doing it just to prove that the first wasn’t a “fluke” and I really could run 26.2 miles without a partner.
The water stations were consistent and the race was very organized. There were tons of people cheering runners on from cars in addition to the spectators that came out the support the race. I was amazed at how friendly the volunteers were…and pleasantly surprised at how CUTE the police officers working the road blocks were. Of course I couldn’t say anything (“Hi, I’m Suzy. Uh, I’m usually not this sweaty. You single? Meet me in a few hours?!”), but the eye candy was nice and I’m considering spending my Saturday nights in Charlotte instead of Greensboro!