The TCS New York City Marathon really tested me yesterday! I ran my heart out on the course yesterday and am so proud of my finish. I had to dig extra deep yesterday to cross that finish line and while I miss another Boston Qualifier by about 4 minutes I finiished 292 in my age group (40-49-Woohoo)!!!! and 1897 for all female finishers!!!!! There were highs and there were lows. What an incredible run through the five boroughs of New York City. It’s more than the finish time but the power I felt on the run seeing so many others running for charity teams and guides leading disabled runners and all of the people giving up such positive energy to lift the runners up as we traveled 26.2 miles. This was such a great experience to run for the kids and families at the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and for my family who have had their lives impacted by hearing loss. This surely was a race experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to write more about it!!!
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LINK Love for the NYC Marathon
Here are some good reads about this years NYC Marathon!
- Olympic Triathlon Champ Gwen Jorgensen 14th at NYC Marathon
- Molly Huddle Finishes third in Marathon Debut
- How Brothers Overcame a Broken Wheelchair in 2015 to Crush 2016 NYC Marathon
- After tragic loss (and inspiration from Al) she dropped 130 lbs. and ran NYC Marathon
- First Quadruplets to Run the NYC Marathon finish with Hugs and a Dinner Debate
I’ll be back soon with a more fully detailed race report. But for now I am still just reflecting on this incredible experience!