It’s a travel day!
Leaving for NYC after work and thankfully have a direct flight into LaGuardia arriving at 6:30 this evening.
Definitely excited this day/weekend is finally here after 3 months of worrying if I’d even be able to run the race. Now I finally feel excitement and anticipation!
Goals for the race:
1. Have fun. Who knows if I’ll get the chance to run NYC again on a closed course without tourists and New Yorkers crowding the streets for me to weave through.
2. Remember how I felt just 8 weeks ago. Unsure if I’d be able run this race. Unsure I’d even be able to train for this race. Unsure if I’d be able to race again this year.
3. Be thankful. That I am able to do everything I was unsure and worried about in #2.
4. Race. Whatever happens, happens. The course begins with 6 hilly miles in Central Park, then out on a flat course until the end of 13.1 miles. I’ve said it before and if I can match my last half marathon time (or improve it) great! If not..See #2.
You can participate, too!
If you’re awake early on Sunday, log onto NYC’s ABC 7 website from 7-9am EST to watch the start of the race and commentary during the race. Several USA Olympic team members (Desiree, Kara, & Meb) will be running, so you can see them as well!
If you happen to get a glimpse of me, my bib # is 8018 and I’ll be wearing a neon green shirt. Good luck with that though!
If you want to track me during the race to see where I’m at, you can sign up for runner tracking (I believe it’s $0.99?) to be sent to your cell phone, Twitter, or Facebook account.
In addition to the race, I’m meeting my parents and younger brother who’ve never been to NYC for a fun family weekend. Can’t wait to watch as they take it all in!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and good luck if you’re running a Shamrock Race!