Don’t forget to order your ’Sorry For What I Said At Mile 20′ hoodie!!!
Andrew sure has come to love one of his new roles in life as a running photographer:) He’s a good sport.
The two of us are able to get out for a run together once a week. Andrew is building up his base mileage so we add one mile to our run each week. We hit eight miles together yesterday. We might do a half together on Thanksgiving so he should be good to go by then. Maybe we will dress up for our Thanksgiving run, I’ve always wanted to do that… Thanksgiving might somehow quickly turn into my favorite.
I don’t know what I was doing for this selfie but anyways, we went down to one of our favorite places to run because the scenery is insanely gorgeous and you don’t see a soul while you are out there. I would never run there on my own but I love when we get to go together. The older I get the more cautious I am about where I am running by myself… if I am on my own then I run on a road that has cars/people passing by frequently.
Beretta cuddles on in any opportunity that she has.
I’m happy that I am passing my water bottle love down to Brooke. She keeps refilling her juice bottle with water and makes sure to bring it in the car with her just like I do with my hydroflask:) Her bottle is just a little bit cuter than mine.
We got in some good coloring together, I love her love for coloring and drawing.
Later on in the day we visited the new water fountain at the mall.
I feel like I need to take her to the Bellagio Fountains now after seeing how excited she was over these ones.
We stopped in to smell some candles too.
Megan’s sister had these wallflowers at her house when I was staying there and I have been thinking about them ever since. I want my house to smell like this for forever.
Her preferred method of transportation.
I don’t think I will ever get sick of turkey sandwiches.
Back to drawing before bed. She wanted to draw everyone living in our house for the fridge! We do not know what the green object is ha.
Gotta love ‘tank top running weather in the morning and hot chocolate at night because it’s a little bit cold at night’ weather.
Brooke is counting down the seconds until we get Knox this morning! Wahooo!
The New York City Marathon is almost here!! I cannot wait to watch it! I really need to get back out there some year and run it again! Five years ago I had to drop out of Boston due to injuries just a few weeks before the race so I hurried and signed up for the New York City Marathon to help myself feel better. It made missing out on one race easier knowing that if I let myself truly recover that I could do another one that I had always wanted to do in the near future. Not being able to run for a few months (femur stress fractures… fyi those are quite painful so please avoid those) is crazy hard but having a race to look forward to really helped.
I wasn’t able to train for it as well as I would have liked (I think I was able to get in about 7-8 weeks of training) but that was okay because I decided I was just going to enjoy every single mile rather than trying to race it. To be honest, I don’t remember the course THAT well because that seems like an entire different life back then (pre-Brooke days… I barely remember ha) but I do have a few things about that race I remember:
*It wasn’t too cold the year that I ran this race but always be prepared for the time you are waiting for the race to start. We were out waiting for 3.5 hours after getting off the bus but they passed out beanies for everyone and there was a lot of hot chocolate to keep us warm too. Oh and I had plenty of bagels while waiting too.
I took this picture of this cute couple snuggling up before the race.
Andrew, this will be us someday.
*Those first few miles are super congested. It felt like it wasn’t really even possible to pass people in that first mile or two so just be prepared to move with the crowd but for the rest of the race I felt like there were always a lot of runners around us but definitely more space.
PS Skinny Runner and I did the whole course together and she saved me those last few miles when my legs were completely dead.
*I used iron on letters to put my name on my shirt and I LOVED that during this race. There were SO many spectators along the entire course (except for the bridges) and I loved having random people along the course use my name to cheer me on.
*I didn’t listen to music once during this course which I absolutely loved… I wanted to take in all of the sights, sounds and experiences along the way.
*Refuel with all of the amazing pizza that New York City has to offer.
*Overall it was a very flat course (except portions in Central Park and those bridges sure offer a nice incline;) and so I really loved that! The views that you will see from the bridges are unreal.
*Soak in all of the energy that this marathon gives you. There is nothing like it.
According to this article, the forecast for race day this year looks perfect. Low of 45 and high of 54… aka my absolute favorite marathon running weather.
This marathon has been held yearly ever since 1970 and in 2013 there were 50,304 finishers… WOW! The first year that this race was held the people running it (127 people total) ran several loops around Central Park… things have definitely changed! I am so so excited for any of you that have the opportunity to run through the five boroughs of New York City! Cheering you all on! Please let me know how it goes and what you loved about the course!
PS in case you want to watch the race live on Sunday—> it is on ESPN2 and WatchESPN (from 9-12:30 a.m. ET).
Pretty incredible course if you ask me (PS one of the things I do if I am wasting time online is look at all of the different course maps of the races I want to do… try it sometime, it is fun).
If you could choose any marathon on the entire planet to do next year… which one would it be?
Who is running the New York City Marathon this year? Who has done it in the past? What year(s)?
Running a Thanksgiving race this year?
People that have their significant others run… how often do you get to run together?