We woke up at 5am and drank a cup of coffee. After getting dressed we ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a banana, drank some water and sports drink, ate some energy chews, and we were off.
At the line-up, I felt minuscule in the vast crowd. Despite the massive size of the crowd, everyone around us was affable and you could feel the liveliness and vigor in the multitude. The feeling was infectious!