I am so excited to recap my experience from picking up my race materials to the amazing 5k I ran today!
On Thursday night after an 8 mile run up by work I rushed home and headed right into the city to the Javitz Center where the TCS NYC Marathon Expo was being held. I didn’t realize until Wednesday that there wasn’t same day bib pick-up so I had to make a run into the city. Although it was hectic, it was a VERY cool experience. Seeing all the signs and just feeling the excitement of the marathoners. After I got my bib I only did a very quick walk around the expo because I felt like it wasn’t MY expo. Next year it will be MINE! 🙂 🙂 🙂
How gorgeous right?!
The Brooks Changing Room! I loved it a Porta-Potty hahaha
Saturday morning I woke up around normal wake up time (5am-ish) then headed into the city ALL BUNDLED UP because it was rainy and windy and cold!
I waited at a Starbucks nearby which was awesome so I could stay warm and use the bathroom. WIN!
Pic at the start. The start was by 47th between 1st and 2nd so it was on the east side.
Then I didn’t realize but we like literally ran through the streets. We ran by the NY Public Library, Grand Central all the way to Central Park. It was such a cool experience!!! I decided not to really care about a time and just take it all in, get some pics and enjoy the scenery!!
Time: 29:06 then I added on 10 realllllly cold, really wet miles! 13.1 Total for today!
And came home and had a hot shower and overnight oats in an empty almond butter jar!
Good luck to all the marathoners tomorrow!!!! You are all so inspiring!!! I will be volunteering by handing out the food bags at the finish! Stay tuned for that recap!!! 🙂