This past Sunday, Halloween!, Jen and I ran in a 5 mile race in Central Park! It was the NYC Poland Spring Marathon Kick-off and even though neither of us are running the marathon, it definitely got us in the marathon spirit!! This was my first race in Central Park in almost a year (the last one was very cold and very late but very fun...remember this?) and I forgot how great it is. All those runners, getting up early on a Sunday morning and coming together to run through a park in the middle of a hustly-bustly city, what could be better?! Since it was on Halloween, a lot of people were dressed up in crazy costumes...Jen and I decided to be real original and go as runners...ha! But really, it's hard enough to run 5 miles at 8:30 on a Sunday morning in 40 degree weather without having to worry about a cape or a mask or scary fake bloodied swords (really, I ran right past a guy carrying a sword in each hand....craziness, I tell ya!). Anyway, my time may not have been my best, but I definitely had a blast! And of course, I have to thank my wonderful hubby for getting out of bed at 7:30 am to come with us and hold our fleeces and take pictures and cheer us on....what would I do without him!
Me and Jen pre-race
The view from Central Park on a gorgeous Sunday Morn!
There's me! Almost done!
Hey Jen!! Way to go!
We did it!
Somehow the photographer (aka Matt) didn't get in any pics that morning....but believe me, he was there cheering us on like a champ!