Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"THIS AIN'T A MARATHON, IT'S A BIG PARTY!"

- One of the many, many enthusiastic spectators along 4th Ave in Brooklyn.

Word.

 *****

Almost four years ago, I posted this:


Well, persistence was definitely rewarded.

This past weekend, I *finally* got to run the ING NYC Marathon with over 47,000 runners from all over the world. Seriously, I felt like I was at the Olympics!

It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I was there primarily for the experience and had no goal time set. A lot of people told me that "racing" New York would be tough with the crowds and the challenging course so I just wanted to go out there and run for fun.

And I did!

But if you're curious...

And hadn't heard yet...

I also managed to finish in under 5 hours!!!

One of my fave items from the goody bag - it's a big magnet!

So yeah, I'd say I had an AWESOME time!!!

I am planning a series of posts to really document the amazingness of the whole weekend. Before I post those, I want to wrap up the San Jose Rock n Roll and Nike race reports first. I'll try to get those out this week so that next week can be all about NYC!!!

Stay tuned :D

6 comments:

boston2berkeley said...

Congratulations! I can't wait for all the race recaps to come :) You've been a racing machine lately!

Kara said...

Awesome job! I would love to run the NYC marathon someday.

joyRuN said...

Oooh, I lurve a party!

Might have to check this marathon out one day...

naomi said...

Keep us hanging why don't you! :) I had so much fun tracking your little icon on the map during the race! I'm so happy this went well for you and can't wait to read about the whole experience!

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Laura said...

Congrats, Audrey!

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