Thank you thank you thank you for all your kind words, encouragement and messages for my marathon. It was a fantastic experience (even though I feel like I have been run over by a truck !). I am working on my race recap, but in the meantime, here are some pre-race pictures of my time in the city.
Friday afternoon we got to the hotel early so had time to go pick up my race bib and visit the expo a bit.
On Saturday, because I already had my bib, we had some time in the morning to visit ground zero. We want to go back and visit the museum.
In the afternoon, I had scheduled a bus tour of the marathon route, thinking it would be fun for my husband to see where I would be running. The bus takes you along the whole 26 miles. With traffic it took over 4 hours !
We then had coffee with these lovely ladies (Darlene & Judy !). They had both run the 5K that morning and so of course we had to talk running, race experience and strategize about what I should wear for the marathon.
Saturday evening was spent with my brother & his wife’s family. His BIL was running the marathon (after running Chicago 3 weeks before !) and had given me lots of advice over the past few months. It was great to see them all again.
And that’s a wrap.
I apologize that I have not been able to answer everyone individually nor read and comment as faithfully as usual on your blogs. Things have been crazy as you can imagine. I
promise I will get caught up over the next couple weeks !