They’re right, NYC doesn’t sleep. The subway is the best way to get around. Running is awesome! Pizza everywhere is a good thing. NYC’s architecture is amazing. Central Park is beautiful. People are everywhere and from everywhere. I’d be lost without my phone. I like New York. I love Cincinnati. I’d hate to be driving. And this whole trip will be one of the coolest things I ever do for myself.
I’m ready, no more long runs left. I just have to do it now. NYC. November 3. It’s going down!
I ran the Columbus Half-Marathon this past weekend. Lisa redeemed her Banana Run coupon in a very fun way… 13.1 miles as a banana was an absolutely amazing experience. It felt awesome to have so many people laughing WITH me!
I was thinking on the drive back just how crazy all of this really is. And not that I had just completed a half-marathon as a banana, but that this journey started as one step, then another, and another. A little faster each time. A little longer each time. Pushing my perceived limits a little more each run until I forgot about having limits. That’s when the fun really began. That’s when I started doing things I didn’t ever think I could.
Losing weight started as my main reason for running. I wasn’t as happy as I knew I could be. I’ll admit it. But running helped me (and still does) process things… work stuff, personal goals, girls, losing Grandpa, and sometimes nothing at all. Runs became a zen-like experience, working my mind as much as my body.
You can do anything you want… You want something? Go get it. Period.
Thanks to each one of my donors, I met my Team for Kids fundraising goal today! Go ahead, check out the Donations page.
As far as the running goes, I’ve been doing just fine. And sorry, I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog. Now back to the running, I’ve really noticed all this training start to pay off. My 20-mile run from a couple of weeks ago left my hip a tad sore… But hey, that’s going to happen when you run 20 miles for the first time, right? It sure did. I feel better now though. And I’m still running right on pace. Here’s that run:
Thanks again to everyone who has supported me with this goal! I appreciate everything, no matter if it was sharing an idea with me, clicking “Like” on Facebook, buying a candy bar, actually donating, or simply laughing about “Banana Man.” These past few months have reaffirmed what I knew all along… I’ve surrounded myself with some GOOD people.
Now speaking of “Banana Man,” he’s set to make one last appearance at the Columbus Marathon on 10.20 (Thanks Lisa). No worries, there will be pictures! To be continued…
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