It's 9:15 Saturday evening and I'm going to bed in about 30 minutes. This, my friends, is the life of a marathoner. Granted, I have no idea what the other runners are doing tonight, but I'm guessing few of them are out partying. My alarm is set for 4:55 am, which leaves plenty of time for a hearty breakfast to settle before I take off towards Seattle Center and the 2014 Seattle Marathon.
The starter pistol fires at 8:15 am (17:15 CET), and powered by a combination of stubbornness, stamina and good fortune I'm hoping to cross the finishing line sometime before noon (21:00 CET). Supposedly, those who are interested should be able to get continous updates on my progress through Twitter. Otherwise you can check the results afterwards, and search for either my name or bib No. 691.
But as all Swedes are well aware, tomorrow is not just marathon day; it's also Advent Sunday, marking the start of the season of Advent. Without coming off as a religious nutcase, let's just say that to me it signifies the official countdown to Christmas, or rather, the first day that it's actually okay to listen to Christmas music and indulge in holiday treats. Besides mentally preparing for tomorrow's challenge I spent the day scrubbing and dusting my little place, and then decorating it with some essentials. Advent candles, check; calendar candle, check. And then some glittery stuff.
Have a cozy advent morning folks, and I'll see you on the other side...!