I spent yesterday walking all over NYC and came home so refreshed and energized. My ankle felt fine walking for miles (I gave the full ankle update yesterday, in case you missed it!)
A huge congratulations to everyone who ran the NYC marathon yesterday! It was a chilly, windy day… I was glad to be bundled up in my coat and scarf. It would have been nice running weather without the wind.
Despite the conditions and tough course, I heard of quite a few pr’s and amazing times…. at the risk of missing a few, I wanted to say congrats to Hollie for an amazing first marathon, Corey for a strong race after an injury scare, Amanda for a 1 minute pr, Laura for her 100th (!!) marathon, Ali and Jess for shiny new prs, and Mary Katherine (who I coach) for another solid race!
I met up with some friends at the 30k mark… it was so nice to finally meet up with Michele! We’ve followed each other’s journeys for so long that it felt like catching up with an old friend.
I also got to meet up with another Michelle, who has inspired me with her recent MCM marathon and instagram posts. We also learned we grew up just 30 minutes from each other! Michelle’s sister, Nicole, was so sweet, and it was really fun to meet Ashley, Sara and Gregg as well.
Afterwards, I was excited to hang out with an old high school friend who was in the city for a few days. We got giant burrito bowls and caught up on life. Then it was back home to get ready for another week. All in all, a pretty marvelous day.
Mentally, I feel more ready than ever to run Philly… now I have two weeks for my ankle to agree.
Have you spectated at a marathon? Any favorite NYC spots? Who else raced this weekend?