A busy Saturday in Berlin on the eve of raceday
Had a smashing day in Berlin – glorious weather – sunny spells, cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. I’d be happy to run in those conditions tomorrow, which should be the case.
I picked up my running number and timing chip at Templehof airport this morning which went smoothly – I managed to not get tempted to spend money on running stuff which was a result! Saw the Bambini run which was for under 10’s – cute! 500m so not far – but was very child friendly to get the next generation hooked on running! The airport itself was like a timewarp back to the Third Reich showing it’s impressive power – but hopelessly inadequate to modern standards!
Then hot-footed it to Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall museum – lots to take in and could have spent hours there. Next stopped at a food court in the Berlin Mall for a pasta lunch (delicious), walked up to the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg Gate. Then decided I now needed to get back to my B&B to rest my weary legs – so stopped off at a supermarket (bought a pasta salad for carbs tonight) and returned to my room.
Have just about prepared myself mentally and laid out all my kit for tomorrow as the photo. So I think I’m ready. Lots of anticipation for one heck of a slog tomorrow. Will I be up to it… watch this space! Thanks for all the recent sponsorship that has come through – it’s a great cause!