Shangers - thanks. The meet was today (see post #21 or 22 for results).
5 hours drives on the east coast are probably a lot more stressful then in the heartland. My 6 1/2 hour drive the day before was pretty easy. I stopped half way at a chain gym and did 12 minutes of very light cardio & went through a nice long stretching routine.
I ate very clean on the road and drank A LOT of water (I was worried about my weight) which actually helps keep me from retaining water. I came in 5lbs under.
I'm chilling in the hotel tonight and will head back tomorrow.