Marathon week is always stressful for me, but Hurricane Sandy’s destruction caused an extra layer of worry. Being way out in SoCal I really have no good idea how bad the damage is and what public transportation issues mean. I wasn’t sure I was even going until I read the NYRR marathon update.
People much smarter than me decided the race will continue so I’m headed out to New York tonight! I’m nervous about the race, but I’m also pre-occupied with worries about people that have real problems to deal with like destruction of their homes or lack or water and power.
Many of the ING New York Marathon pre-race events have been cancelled. I will be on an ING bus giving out fun loot around the city Friday and Saturday though. Follow me on twitter and the hashtag #INGClassof2012 to find out where I am and come say hello!
And, even though I PR’d in that “long run” I don’t plan on going balls out for New York. My goals for the ING NY Marathon are:
1. Have fun and enjoy every New York minute!
Working with ING as an Ambassador for the Class of 2012 has been the biggest honor and blessing. I am very lucky and know it’s all going to be over very soon. If not for this opportunity I wouldn’t have been able to afford traveling to NY and running this race. I’m going to savor every borrow, and bridge and spectator scream.
My mom and Ben are also coming with me on this adventure so I’m hoping all of us just have a good, safe time together.
See ya in NY!