Posts Tagged“new york city marathon 2010”

This weekend was an overwhelming, non-stop whirlwind of action. Our stay in NYC was brief – we got there on Saturday at noon and left Sunday night at 9 (Lori & I) but it was exhilarating. (Katie & Brian stayed one day longer.) If I were to try to write a blog post detailing the experience though, I would be here forever! So I opted to do it in a timeline this way… (My personal thoughts are in paranthesis.) Trains. Taxis. Hotel. Expo. Pasta Dinner. Cupcakes. (Wow! Magnolia Bakery Rocks.) Early Sleep. Shuttles. Ferry Rides. Fort Wadsworth. (Aww, I Used To Live Here!)Runners Village.…

I have two weeks left until I run the New York Marathon. Yesterday Katie and I ran our final 20 mile training run. Energy wise, I was fine. Which is thrilling. I could have actually  kept running. But  an old injury reared it’s ugly head around mile 17.  My freakin’ left IT band flared up and boy did it hurt. I was pretty ticked. I didn’t stop, though. Instead I repeated Katie’s mantra, “I am not a wimp” a thousand times in my brain until we finished. You can guess what this in jury is doing to my psyche, can’t…

Suddenly, running is all I am thinking about. On any given day I am both ecstatic with excitement and filled with fear and doubt. Constantly on a roller coaster of emotion. The New York Marathon is 18 days away.  It is a lifelong dream. Probably my last full marathon for awhile. Perhaps forever. I. Can’t. Wait.  (Actually, I can because I still have that final 20 to run yet on Saturday.) With this marathon not only comes a ton of emotion but also some serious technological advances enabling ANYONE to watch the festivities in real time.  For example: There is…

Best run to date = pain.  Who knew? This week was my longest run to date in FOR-EVA.  Katie & I tackled 14 miles, six miles of which was hills. The weather was good, we had endless energy and the conversation was flowing. It was glorious.  (And for the record –  we didn’t walk ANY of the hills.  MIRACULOUS.) Today though, today I am so sore.  The best way to describe the pain is to liken it to the first time you do a lower body leg workout.  The day after pain you experience.  The I-can’t-walk-why-am-I-doing-this-again (?) pain. I feel…