Okay, I honestly have no clue how many of you there are out there who actually read the nonsense I post here, but if you're looking for something not all that exiciting to do on Monday morning, you can track my progress in Boston online. It's pretty simple:
1 - Go to the Boston Marathon website (http://www.baa.org).
2 - On Monday, there will be a fairly obvious (I think) "Athlete Tracking" link. Click on it.
3 - Enter my bib number (5189).
That's about it, folks. There are checkpoints every 5 kilometers along the course and the tracking page will update every time I pass one of those (not sure if it updates automatically or if you have to refresh it every once in awhile). The tracking info you get will show the last checkpoint I passed, my current pace, my total time and my projected finish time. Bear in mind that the nature of the Boston course leads to many (most) people running the first half slower than the second half, so the projected finish time early on will probably be overly optimistic. Hopefully my second half isn't TOO much slower, but that remains to be seen.
Rest assured, I'll post a race report on here as soon as possible, which may not be until sometime Tuesday night, after I get back to SoDak.
Thanks for all the support!!