I’m sure you’ve seen the news… NYC is cancelled.
I found out after we landed in NYC. Literally, turned on my phone after we landed and found numerous text messages, phone messages, and an email from the elite coordinator.
I couldn’t help myself, I broke down and cried. A very selfish reaction, I know, considering the thousands of people without power, homes, hot water. Considering the city is still recovering from the storm.
But selfishly, I SO wanted to race. I have been preparing for months to test myself against an incredibly fast professional field. To have a breakthrough performance at the world’s largest marathon. To set a new PR, enjoy cruising through the streets of NY, and again – to do so in the company of the rest of the professional field. There were 20 invited Americans, and I wanted to see how high amongst that group I could finish. I thought 15th American might be in the cards, potentially higher if I had a really good day. I know there will be other opportunities, other competitive fields… but this is NEW YORK. I so wanted the opportunity & the “life story”.
I’d say perhaps another year, except that Nate and I have been talking about a family… so, yeah…
A lot of the other elites are out at bars right now, drinking. Ha. I met A. Carlson from Team USA MN, and he was livid (and planning to head out for drinks). I, on the other hand, am just exhausted. My eyes are tired, and my brain is exhausted. I think I’m going to bed early.
I did indulge in a lot of the hershey’s mini chocolates they had at the hospitality suite… and a lot of lasagna. That was nice :). Although, I’m sure I’ll regret it, tomorrow – since I had worked for 2 months to get down to this race weight.
|First thing I ate after hearing the race was cancelled 🙂|
Here’s hoping we find out more tomorrow. There’s a press conference with Mary (CEO NYRR) tomorrow at 11am. Otherwise… suggestions on marathons? I would really like to race this fall to capitalize on the strength and fitness I have. CIM (California International Marathon) on December 2nd was the first one that popped into my head… do I know anyone living in/around Sacramento? Other good/fast races?