wow i haven’t updated here in awhile. I don’t have an excuse, just work and life getting in the way.
2014 was not the best year for me and 2015 started out rough but is gonna end on the upside since my new adorable nephew was born on the 15th. what can i say… I’m in love and i love being an aunt. If this was a blog about babies i would continue but it is a running blog so i will talk about running…
when i started my running journey i decided i was going to make a running goal for myself every year. At first it was to run 12 races in a year, which i did. Then it was to run a marathon, which i have done twice. in 2015 I u going to run any races but that changed when i remember the goal I set for myself for this year was to run a destination marathon. So i bit the bullet and registered for the New york marathon. I didn’t make the time cut off for automatic entrance, and i missed the deadline for the lottery but was still able to get in by fundraising for one of the charities that the NY marathon sponsors.
I raised 2,620 for TEAM for kids. Its a NY based program that helps provide outdoor sports and activities for kids who would otherwise be able to participate due to money issues. Being that I am a pediatric nurse I thought this was the one that was closest to my heart. I hope to help make one of these kids obtain a passion for running much like I have.
Ive been to NY many times, my best friend lives there, so that was another reason i chose the NYC marathon. Plus, I heard it was an amazing race to run. So, this weekend i pack my bags and prepare to travel to NY to run through all five boroughs on nov 1. Im excited, a man at the gym i train at asked me one day why i run so long. I told him i was training for the NY marathon. As it gets closer and closer he asks me everyday if I’m nervous. My answer is always no, not yet. Ive run 26.2 miles twice before. Im more nervous about what the weather is going to be like. The running thing Ive gotten down. Im aiming to do this in 3;2o mins.
Next time you hear from me on here will be the post marathon update with pics of course. Now if you excuse me I have to continue looking at pics of my adorably cute 5 day old nephew.