We woke up at 4:30AM to catch a train into Manhattan. (My parents rode in with me, and my sister, her boyfriend, and M came in a litttle bit later.) By the time we got to registration it was about 6:30, and I was running solely on adrenaline. Who would have thought I could function that well without coffee?
We were instructed to go to our corrals around 7:30, and I was in the 3,000 - 3,999 group. There were 7,999 people registered and all women!
The race went really well overall. I paced much faster than I thought I would and even finished with a time much faster than my goal. My knee and hip started to give out at the half-way point, but I listened to my body and walked for a while.
I finished the race strong and was so grateful to have my family and M at the finish. Knowing that I would get to see them all at the end kept me going. I am so proud of myself for running this race, and I will definitely be running this again next year. And congratulations to all my blogging friends who ran on Saturday too!
|Stretching before the run|
|Sprinting to the finish (great picture thanks to Ali)|
|M & I after the race|