We had a wonderful day at the Chicago Marathon Elite Athlete press conference. To be in the same room with some of the best runners in the world was certainly a thrill but the icing on the cake of our day was having a personal interview with Deena Kastor and a surprise visit from Ryan Hall! Several of the girls attended and had a chance to ask Deena and Ryan questions related to their own training for the Olympic Trials. Deena and Ryan's advice and positive outlook put to rest many of the worries that the girls are having about their race on Sunday. As Christina posted on her Facebook page, "Feeling fully motivated!"