For those of you that missed it, I was recently chosen to be part of the ING Class of 2012. I am one of 4 runners doing the ING New York City Marathon and acting as a representative for the organization. We all have very different running backgrounds / experience levels and will be sharing our views and tips on training online over the next few months.
The other runners are Steve from SoCal Running
Dave who’s blog is not up, but you can follow him on twitter at Clydesdalerunrr
and Jen Turner at Mad Cool Fitness (this site will be up next week!)
Nutshell: I was in New York Monday and Tuesday filming some webisodes. They will be available soon and I’ll keep ya posted.
Okay back to yesterday morning…
When I was done it was about lunch time and I grabbed another iced coffee to fuel me up for the rest of the day. I also grabbed another WF salad since I wasn’t sure if I would be eating at the next location.
I did a quick wardrobe change and put on
way too much makeup for the next segment.
After those segments were wrapped I had to wait around while the guys went to film a scene in Central Park. Even though I took a few bites of the recipes we made I was HUNGRY. Finally I was able to break into my salad. So glad I thought ahead and grabbed something!
It was a little weird because people would slow down and watch us shooting. Then, they would realize I wasn’t famous and walk off disappointed. (Side note: I saw Will of Will & Grace while I was walking to the building earlier and was super excited! They were looking in the wrong place for famous people!)
The last few shots were of the four of us running. We went back and forth on the path a few times with 3 cameras placed at different distances.
We lingered for a while talking over the events of the last two days and all the training we have ahead of us. Steve and I couldn’t stop talking running.
I stopped drinking at this point and just hung out. Finally I headed back to the hotel around 1am. Solo. The group was still going strong! But, I had a car coming for me at 5:15am and still needed to pack.
The entire experience was completely amazing. I feel so so lucky to have been chosen for the ING Class of 2012. I want to thank the ING NY Marathon group for letting me be a part of this. I hope I can live up to the expectations!
I’m excited to train for New York and I’m excited to share my point of view with other runners. I’ll talk about training this week. But my laptop is dying and I kinda need a nap.
See you in California!