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NYC Marathon Weekend

7 Nov

So, before we dive into my final runDisney weekend for the year, we need to take a look at the past weekend!

That’s right. The NYC Marathon.

I did not run this last weekend. No no no…but I have run it in the past! The last time I ran it, in 2008, I had decided would be my last. I ran with Team McGraw and have, since then, tried to at least be out on the course on Sunday supporting not just my Team McGraw family, but everyone out there!

The Marathon experience starts with the Pasta dinner the night before. This is something I don’t always attend, just because of the commuting down and back 2 days in a row can be tough! But this year I went and am glad I did. It’s always an emotional night, as people share their reasons for running – all of them incredibly personal and you can definitely count on tears being shed.

After meeting the runners I was really looking forward to cheering them on the next morning. So it was back on the train and back into the city. This time Phred came along – he’s probably one of our biggest cheerleaders – even from deep inside his carrier where he sits to avoid the cold wind that ALWAYS shows up on 1st Avenue!

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Phred and I on the way down to NYC to cheer on our Team!!

We didn’t have to wait long before the lead woman showed up…followed a few minutes later by some more and then eventually a larger pack. Then the men. They were running as a much tighter group. It always completely amazes me how fast these people move – looking like it takes no effort at all!!

When the larger group of “regular” runners starts coming it is like a massive wave of people. And it literally doesn’t slow down for several hours!! It’s such a great way to spend time!!

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I can only imagine how exciting this must be to see live!!

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And this? Exciting!!

After a few hours we headed over to meet our Team at the finish line area. Now generally we wait around benches and gather but since Boston things are a little tighter and the street was barricaded. Then we heard that runners were coming out in a few different places which put a crimp in the plan! Though, the runners all knew where we would be waiting so we figured they’d show up

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And they started trickling in. It was a pretty confusing situation, and we weren’t able to stay to meet everyone as it had started to get pretty chilly – and it was probably best for the runners They all finished and some even set some pretty big Prs!

I once said that I was finished running NYC, there are just so many options out there…but every single time I get out there on 1st Avenue I get a little longing…

OMG! I’m always Playing Catch-Up!! And some Truth!

5 Nov

Lots of good stuff from this past weekend…and, dude, Wine and Dine is HERE!!!

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You rock!!

So, likely lots of posts tomorrow while I’m traveling down to Orlando to finish off my year of Disney! After all, it was NYC Marathon weekend! No, I didn’t run it but I was there! So lots to share. Sadly, no pictures cause A. Crappy camera and 2. Left my PHONE IN THE CAR at the train station on Sunday so no actual Marathon pictures!!

It was a HUGE weekend for some of my friends and it’s always an amazing time!!

And, in case you think I forgot… today’s truth is — I am TIRED. Tie. Erd. Got up super early the last few days to get down to NYC and do touristy things as well as cheering on some people in the Marathon.

And I have so much to do STILL! My flight tomorrow leaves at 6:05 and I will probably not be at my best!! But then I’ll be at Disney and really, Disney makes everything look much better 🙂

Looks like more packing awaits…and my bed…my soft cozy bed….

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