It’s here, it’s here!
The planning has all been done, race morning logistics set. The alarm has gone off, but believe it or not, I got almost seven hours of sleep. A true miracle. I feel good sitting here with my first cup of coffee at 3:17am.
This is how New York City looked last night as I went to bed.
Pretty soon though it will look much different. Full of over 50,000 runners!!!
Here is the plan for today….. We are heading out at 4:30 for about a 50 minute car ride to the Meadowlands in New Jersey. From there, we board a bus for Staten Island. I think the bus ride is about 45 minutes. This should put us at the starting line village at about 7am. Almost a full three hours in advance of the start of the race. It is then, that the main part of the waiting begins. The anticipation, the last few hours before the 2015 New York City Marathon officially begins.
Bags are packed for pre and post race, so really all that’s left is a shower and donning my race gear. I AM READY!
A quick fundraising update before I hit the shower. I got very close to my goal. I am within about $400 with several donations over the past few days. The kindness and generosity of friends and strangers has really blown me away. I really, really wish I would have hit my goal by the time the race starts today, but there’s still hope! If you’ve ever thought about donating to a worthy cause, please help if you can.
Here is a link to my fundraising page. It could be you that sends me over the edge! The top of the hill, the pinnacle! Wouldn’t it be fantastic if I were to cross the finish line in Central Park, and have a fully funded charity? To my donors. You are all awesome!
Good luck, have fun and be awesome. 🙂
Thank you Kelly! Super fun, but incredibly long day today. Finished in 3:45. Happy with that for sure.
Have a great race!!!!
Wow. What an experience!
Good luck today!
Finished in 3:45:23, which I consider a huge feat based on running Chicago just three weeks ago. Body is spent, and ready for a much needed winter break.
Congrats on your finish – looking forward to reading your report!
This one is going to take a while. Just drove home yesterday. What a whirlwind week on the road. Literally!