Monday, March 19, 2012

NYC Half

Yesterday, Sean and I ran the NYC Half.  I really wanted to run a race in the city before we move, and it was a blast.  I am so thankful to so many wonderful family and friends who helped me get through all the training...Michelle, Lynette, Lindsay, Suzanne, Haley, Ryan, and my pace man yesterday, Sean.  My dear husband trained by running a total of 3 miles before this race, and he was still able to stay in front of me the whole is that fair?)

I had mixed emotions when I was selected in the lottery for the race as I was dreading training, in the winter no less, and while I was sick (I seemed to have something wrong during most of the training...but that is a whole post in and of itself!), breastfeeding, etc.  BUT...I really needed some motivation to lose some baby weight. 

The course was absolutely fabulous.  I took pictures throughout the run and tweeted them (only b/c that was the fastest/easiest way that I could figure out for posting pics).

I didn't 'PR' as my runner friends talk about, but we ran much faster than I had trained or thought I would...2:22. 

A special thanks to my dad who came out to watch the kiddos while we went to the race...thanks so much, Dad :)

scenes from yesterday...
getting ready to run!
 good morning, central park...
 so many gorgeous buildings to check out as we went by...
 Hello, NYC. 
 When will we ever have the chance to leave Central Park and run straight up 7th avenue to times square with no cars around again? 
 Pretty sure we stayed at this hotel for one of the dance weekends back in the day...
 we are still moving!
 times square, here we come!
 hard to see, but we had just made it out to the west side highway, right by the Intrepid...
 this was a long stretch...all the way down to battery park...
 I liked this 'You go, girl' message...I needed it right about then!
 Oh, how I was hoping the Novogratz's were outside (not even sure that they still live here)...but if they were there, I was going to try to go sneak a pic with them :)
 I got choked up around the new Freedom Tower that was disappearing up into the fog.  There is truly nothing sweeter than our great, free country.
 Nearing the end...the acoustics in the tunnel were perfect for the end of a race...
 here we go!
 there is the light at the end of the tunnel!
800 M to go!!  Yippie!
 Brooklyn of my favorite NYC sites.
 getting the medal...
Now...will I keep running or quit cold turkey? :)


  1. Congratulations! I am so proud of how hard you trained!

  2. Meghan, a big congratulations on completing the NYC Half Marathon! So proud of you!!

  3. Yeah for running! Keep running, Meghan! It is a nice getaway to release some stress and to have Meghan-time! Congrats again!

  4. Yaaaay, M!! Congratulations~ you look fabulous!! :)

  5. I am not kidding when I say, my legs are aching just reading this!! I am so proud of you both--incredible!

  6. congrats! And I am cracking up about how you took photos throughout!!! What an awesome race!

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