OK! The piles are in suitcases, the list is checked, and my husband is hell-bent on pulling out of the driveway in, um, 29 minutes. I don't know if I'll be blogging again or not before the race, but I'll surely find a way to check back here for any words of encouragement or last-minute advice you may wish to post. :)
Right now I'm focused on not letting nerves ruin my fun. This is my birthday present, after all. And as my five-year-old niece exclaimed last night at her birthday party after opening some fairy doll thing: "I've wanted this for my whole entire LIFE!"