Friday, May 26, 2017

New York City Marathon: So The Adventure Begins

I was accepted into the New York City Marathon for 2015, but ended up deferring my entry to 2016.  The reason was because I was running the Dopey Challenge in 2016 and I just couldn't imagine running that many miles back to back, not to mention the costs of both of those trips back to back.  So this past November my daughter Bre, my niece Meghan and I flew to New York City!  To say I was a little nervous was an understatement.  I had never really traveled without my husband and the thought of taking on a place like New York City was terrifying! We had only been to New York City once and that was for Colt's cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Bre was 6 at the time so she was so excited to see the city again! 


After we got there and got checked into our hotel we had lunch with some friends and then headed to the expo.  We stayed at a hotel on 57th St. near Central Park.  We loved it and we loved the location!  Our trip to the expo was our first experience on the Subway!  I can't even describe the excitement these small town Texas girls had when we first walked underground to the subway.  Blown away!



After our subway adventure, it was on to the expo!  The expo was of course one of the biggest I've ever seen...other than Disney.  We picked up my bib and made a few purchases.  I was just excited beyond belief.  Who would of thought I would ever be here, in New York City, picking up a bib to run through one of the most amazing cities in the world!






And a sweet teddy bear for Luci

We then headed back to the subway.  This time we accidently went the wrong direction and had to hop off and back on before we ended up on the other side New York City!  Now that we had the subway figured out, it was back to the hotel to get cleaned up.  We were ready to hit up Times Square for the evening!  Stayed tuned to hear about our first evening in Times Square!  It definitely deserves a post of it's own!

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