Annnnyyy who....I also did not want to go alone so thankfully my friend Danielle was going and she said I could ride with her and her friend Denise. I drink a lot of water anyway but I cut out most of my tea Friday and ate well. I made some overnight oats on Friday before going to bed early so to not have the stomach issues I had last time eating things I don't usually eat. So at 5:45am on Saturday I showed up to Danielle's house a bundle of nerves.
Denise got there at 6 and off we went. The ride in was nice even when a woman almost took off the side of the car when she decided at the last second that the middle lane was not where she wanted to be she was getting off the highway right then.....luckily Denise has catlike reflexes and was able to avoid getting hit but it didn't help the adrenaline! The race is at a pretty iconic place. Corona Park in Flushing Meadows, there were 2 Worlds Fairs there and it has the cool Unisphere.
We got there pretty early so getting our packets took all of 2 minutes then we hit up the ladies room and went back to the car to get ready. I talked to my friend Christine who was also running and we planned on meeting at the start line because she was in a different parking lot.
At 8:30 we headed out to the ladies room again and the start line...IT WAS FREEZING!! I took the only pictures I would take at the start line, I thought I would take a lot like at the Diva but it was too cold sorry.
|Denise & Danielle|
|Danielle and me as you can see I am shivering SO COLD|
|Denise and I|
|YAY Christine found us!!!|
So when I got back to the car I had to take a picture of my medal for Instagram of course.....I love it but I do with there was some sort of thing to show this was the NY stop of the series.
I saw that I had a bunch of missed calls from a few NJ numbers.....we were getting our new living room furniture delivered today so that was not a good sign....they have rescheduled on us a few times now (We ordered on 2/13). So first I called my husband to see if all went well. He said it didn't come yet so I listened to my voice mail...1 was driver asking why were were not answering the door and 2 Pottery Barn saying driver was there and no one was home. I called back and said they had not come but the customer service person called the driver and he described my house to a T. Sooooooooooooo even though my husband was home and awake he did not hear a furniture trunk stopped in front of the house or the delivery guys knocking.
So this is what I came home to.....
|AAAAHHHHH We've been robbed!!!!|
Even though I felt OK after it was over this time I came to the realization that I don't really like this distance. It takes me 2.5+ hours to do it and I get bored. I think that after I do the 4 more I am registered for this year I will only do this distance maybe once a year and only fun/special ones. I also and 99.9% sure I will never do a full marathon. The training for it would be too much and then spending 6+ hours out on the course it just too much. I just wish there were more 10k's around. Now THAT is my favorite distance.