It’s been too long, let’s catch up! And I suppose I owe you a race report. After getting back from New York, following several weeks of zipping around Montana, I’ve been playing catch up in the office, and beginning to plan our 2020 MUS Wellness program. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I always enjoy the energy of planning for a new program year, plus the holidays and ski season are right around the corner! I love it. So apologies for this delayed report—I’ve been busy!
As many of you know, I lived in New York City for a few years prior to moving to Montana. I was able to run the New York City Marathon twice during my time there, in 2010 and 2011. Last year around this time, I was feeling nostalgic about the race, and I decided to enter myself into the 2019 marathon lottery on a lark. Having very low expectations, naturally I got in. Then came the small panic attack as I realized I’d have to do marathon training! It turns out that training for a fall marathon in Montana is pretty nice, although there were a few weeks in October there that were not very forgiving, or fall-like.
So on November 3rd, I finished my third NYC Marathon with a time of 3 hours 10 minutes. The weather was beautiful (it was actually still autumn there), and the race itself is just epic. With over 50,000 runners and two million spectators, it’s the largest single-day sporting event in the world. It was a thrill to run it again. Here is a short narrative in pictures:
Once again, it’s good to be home and setting my sights on the New Year with the planning of our upcoming MUS Wellness program, and thinking about personal goals as well. I don’t think there are any more marathons in my near future, but I’ll never say never. Right now, after months of dedicated training, I’m content to play outside and have fun, enjoying ski season and the holidays!