It’s that time of the month…
The NYC Marathon Edition….
I’d tell you that I am excited about running my FIRST full marathon and I am glad that I chose NYC. It’s only a train ride away, I have free pts for my hotel and most importantly, I do LOVE NYC and know my way around this city.
If you have run a marathon (or half), which one was your first and why?
I’d tell you that recently I met up with two college roommates.
We reminisced about our last meet-up. It was in NYC in 2013 the day before the NYC Marathon.
I had them take a picture of me at the finish line.
And now 6 years later, I am running that race.
Do you believe in serendipity? Have you had a similar experience?
I’d tell you that unfortunately my hubby will be in Palm Springs that same day competing in a national tennis tournament. Yes, what are the odds that it would be the same day as my first marathon?
I was sad that he could not come since it is my first (and most likely my last) marathon.
Some of my running friends have expressed interest in coming down to NYC for the day to cheer me on. But the logistics are not easy. I doubt they will be able.
I think a few of my tennis friends may come…. (Fingers crossed.)
If not, I will gather energy from the thousands of cheering fans that I do not know personally.
Do your family and friends cheer you on at big races?
Anyone coming to cheer? If so, let me know where you will be?
I’d tell you that there are quite a few current and former bloggers who are running the NYC Marathon. Hopefully we can arrange a meet-up.
Anyone else coming to run? If so, when can we meet up? I’ll be at the expo on Sat.
I’d tell you that I have zero time goals for this race. It is my first full as I have mentioned. My longest run was 20 miles and it was very painful. I did run two 14 milers, one 16 and one 18. I did not increase my mid-week runs due to job commitments. My weekly mileage was only usually in the 20s.
So do I think I can finish?
Will it hurt?
YES, most likely.
My goal is to run the first half SLOWLY, enjoy the WHOLE experience and get my MEDAL at the end!!!
Do you have a time goal for your big races or do you just do it for fun?
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