August highlights - Sands Point 5k, one of my favorites and I have done this every year since I started running. 3rd place in my division second year in a row to boot.
Blacklight run with a bunch of friends -
Even sick I did get over 60 miles on my feet in August so I was pleased about that even if most were walking on the treadmill.
So that brings us to the 14.2 training run in Manhattan. I had signed up last year but got sick right before (I am noticing a trend) so I deferred to this year. My friend Susan was going so she offered to drive me. Last year I had gotten a hotel but this year I decided against that. So at 4:30am Susan picked me up and we drove in towards the finish line. We parked, peed and got out stuff. They bused us up to the start line when I met up with a bunch of LI, NJ and NYC BGRs. I started talking with Nicole and we decided to run together doing the 1:1. Susan decided to stick with us too. It was hot but forsure not as bad as it had been.
|Photo Credit - Linda Armstrong|
|Half way selfie|
The last few miles were tough for me, I was so tired and it was getting pretty hot. I learned that many bike riders on that bath are real jerks. Finally we saw the finish!! I did my usual sprint that was fueled by the cheers of all the BGR that had finished already <3 We got our swag, took some pictures and Susan and I headed home. I drank too much gatorade on the course because it was cold and my belly was paying for it!!
|BGR with Race Director Curtis|
|Not a race and you dont get a time but you get fun swag!|
Now, while the course was great, the volunteers were amazing, it was perfectly run and organized plus it was a fun time I won't be doing this again. Susan said this was the best weather in the 7 years she did it and it was tough for me and I really had to be up waaaaaaay too early. I do recommend everyone try it at least once!!