After the running fun, it was off to scope out the marathon course.
We took a ferry to get there. Shelter Island is cool. And ferry riding is fun.
You jump I jump, right?
About the marathon course: I think I’ll be able to manage it.
There are some hills. Some small rollies at the beginning (“rollies” sounds gentler than “big rolling hills” I think) and two or three big hills, including a beast around mile 18. That should be fun.
It’s also not a super fun-looking course. There will be plenty of shade because the course runs mostly through back roads. But I’m a bit disappointed it doesn’t actually run through the awesome East Hampton streets or past massive, scenic houses.
This is not part of the marathon course. But I think it should be.
Instead, the course is mostly this:
LOOK HOW EXCITING THIS ROAD IS!!! False.
With a bit of this:
Pretty. But not very exciting.
The marathon starts and finishes at a local school, so I got out of the car and let the school know I would see it soon.
See you soon, schooly!
The school had no response.
Also necessary: a pit stop for a little walk on the beach.
This is a little beach. I went there.
See? That's me on the beach.
And then, magically, while driving away from the course, something amazing happened. This came out of nowhere:
My one post-marathon request was a cookie from Levain Bakery. I had no idea there would be a location right near the finish line. Holy perfection. Sign me up. I can’t wait.
Also added to my post-marathon request list: some wine tasting.
I like vineyards because of all the straight lines
Yesterday that Handsome Friend of mine took me to Wolffer Estate for a little wine tasting. Who knew Long Island is filled with awesome vineyards and wineries?
The pretty vineyard
I wanted food, too. Some cheese with my wine, please.
What is it about drinking wine at the vineyard that makes it taste so much better? We ended up buying a few bottles. I plan to drink both of them myself upon finishing the marathon. That should go really well for me.
Today I want to rent a bike and ride around. Someone is currently making calls to try and make that happen. Stay tuned.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend!