I can't believe it's finally here. I'm running a marathon in a few days and I couldn't be more excited. I feel like I can't contain myself. Ask me about this statement around mile 18 and I'm sure I'll have a different take on the whole situation...
Everything I've heard and read about the NYC Marathon makes me excited for the experience, and I'm really ok if it doesn't end up being a PR race. I'm running this event to support Every Mother Counts and to relish in the awesomeness of the city. I've met my fundraising goal (thanks to many of you!) and this will show in the Crowdrise widget soon when my company match finally comes through.
In case you want to follow along, my bib number is 48111. I'm starting at 10:30 am in Orange Wave 3, Corral F. That means I'm in the third wave, Orange group (top of the bridge), and the sixth corral of that wave. The detail that goes into the start planning is pretty crazy. I'm lucky to have access to the charity tent too, especially because I'll be at the start village for about 3 hours pre-race.
The start village and corral set up. (Photo from the NYC Marathon site.)
The current weather is currently showing a high of 47 and sunny. If it stays like this, I'd be a very happy camper. My past four marathons have definitely not had decent weather, and I'm ready for a good day. I'll be stalking this for the rest of the week.
I'm looking forward to many pre-race festivities as well. On Friday, Kevin and I plan to attend the Strava shake out run and then the expo. Kevin is running the 5K on Saturday morning, which I'll follow with the Team EMC Brunch and then a Oiselle coffee meet up. The rest of Saturday I plan to rest the legs and to watch football. We also have tickets to Wicked for Sunday evening.
It'll be an action packed weekend! Can we leave for NYC now?