It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.
My topic for today is: Five Hopes for the NYC Half Marathon
If you follow my blog, you know that after many lottery attempts, I got an guaranteed entry to the NYC Half Marathon. The Brooklyn Half in May 2018 was a miserable experience – weather-wise but my finish time (2:11:23) was good enough.
I never set goals for my races but I do wish/hope for certain things. Maybe I will be more successful for this race than the last.
1. I hope that it doesn’t rain.
Yes, I am sick of being wet and getting blisters. October weather would be ideal. See below:
2. I hope to meet up with running friends and/or make new friends.
I know a few runners doing it. With over 30,000 runners signed up, I am sure to meet some others. I am taking the bus from Manhattan to the start line (and my wave starts an hour after the first wave) so there will be plenty of time to bond and chat.
3. I hope to run relatively pain-free.
This is an important one. No fun to run with pain. Plus, I have several more big races in the coming months.
4. I hope to beat my last half marathon time.
It’s a tough course and I am recovering from an injury so I will be ok if I don’t.
5. I hope to enjoy the race and the day.
Running around Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, over the Manhattan Bridge, through Manhattan and ending in Central Park. – lots of sights to view – can’t beat this NYC skyline.
Happy Running! Anyone else running the NYC Half Marathon? If so, let’s plan a meet-up.