Monday, November 4, 2013

Today Is The Day It All Begins

In one year, I get to run the New York City Marathon. I'm writing this while watching the coverage of yesterday's race and I can not wait. With the cancellation of the 2012 race, I chose 2013 to be my year. And then I ended up deferring my 2013 entry.

At first, I was really disappointed not to be running in 2013. After a tough year in the running community with the cancellation of the NYCM and the bombing at the Boston Marathon, I was looking forward to experiencing running NYC with the amazing energy of runners coming together from all over the world to run a great course. Plus, I got a taste of what it might feel like at the finish line last year, I can't wait to experience it for real.

It's going to be magical.
I've heard that the NYCM is the race of a lifetime. So while I was disappointed not to be running this year, I came to the conclusion that since I've been given another entire year to train for it, I really want to be ready. I trained pretty consistently last year, but it could have been better. And this year...well, I trained, but definitely did not get enough long runs in.

So this is going to be my year to really buckle down and improve myself as a runner. Rather than waiting for New Year's, what better way to end a year of training than at the finish line of the New York City Marathon? I'm not sure how many times I will be able to run the NYCM. If I only get one shot, I want to make sure I'm actually at my best and really soak in every minute of it.

I want an NYCM medal I get after actually
crossing the finish line.

On another note, I also scored my highest official score ever this last weekend with my horse. Seems like a great way to kick off my year of transformation, right?

Horse Show Life

Congratulations to everyone that crossed the finish line in NYC yesterday!


  1. Congratulations on the high score! The NYC Marathon is on my list, but the logistics of it all seem so overwhelming...people seem to do it though, so I guess you just have to buckle down and deal with the transportation and the crowds.

    1. I figure it's a bucket list race to do, so I'll risk the logistics...even though the logistics scare the crap out of me! And thank you!


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