New York City Marathon

Five Boroughs
7 November 2010
4:47:35 finish

6:00 am
I got up after an amazingly restful night (seven full hours of sleep!) and got dressed. I had laid out everything I needed over the several days before, so there was no last minute worry. It is recommended that you wear “disposable” clothing over your running gear to stay warm, so I left the apartment in an old pair of sweats, carrying my clear plastic “baggage” with a hoodie and my breakfast inside.

6:45 am
I got on the train headed for South Ferry station. Over the course of a dozen stops, eight more people boarded wearing D tags on their shoes and carrying their plastic bags. I had my Luna bar and a bottle of Gatorade on the train. Read More

Queens Half Marathon

College Point, Queens
20 September 2009
2:29:23 finish

This was my first half marathon. College Point is pretty far from where I live in Brooklyn, so my husband (who agreed to go with me) and I took a car out there. We ended up being pretty early and I ended up having a little bit of a panic attack. There was a park near the start, so I walked around until I felt better. Read More