After being in NYC with Heather for the weekend- there are obviously a few photo's for, you know... #proof. I tried to cut the number down but...yeah...there's still a lot! Enjoy!
|I stole this graphic (^) from Heather's blog....
I'm super grateful she enhanced some of my assets for me.
Either way, here is the photo essay of upstate girls going downstate for a weekend.
|After getting to our hotel around 8pm we decided to be young and cool and take the train into Times Square.
|Even more winning. "Lets go down this side street and see if we can find something"--"They have a giant Guinness pint outside- that's where we need to go"....Rooftop bar (because it was an unseasonably warm night)...Amazing.
|We passed Bloomies on our Saturday morning run, love the old school signs.
|Central Park view on our run... this is also where we stopped and talked to a couple who came all the way from Ireland to run the marathon! We wanted to talk to them longer because their accents were fabulous....
|Words can't describe how amazing the weather was, absolutely amazing for the run.
|This looks WAY better larger, but I'm assuming y'all don't have computer monitors as wide as central park.
Success! We got pictures on the giant rocks in Central Park! Tourist Alert!
|Some more scenes from our long run Saturday through Central park, we even crashed through mile 2 of the 5k course!
|This was as close as we got to the Statue...I'm pretty sure we both looked like grumpy cat for a few minutes. Guess we will HAVE to do another girls weekend in NYC, damnit!
|View from Battery Park, blue skies for days:)
|Having fun in the city... being goofy... I'm ok with it. Life's too short.
|Had to be a nerd and get a picture of this... I mean... it is my job!:)
After walking around the city, we met up with 2 of Heather's high school/college friends (small world they were in NYC too, and not for the marathon!) and then went to hotel. We legit ate pizza, drank Guinness and made posters all night while making our plan of attack for spectating the next day.
|We may have had a few cups of coffee...but we were SO FREAKING EXCITED to spectate and cheer! I bought the cheesy headbands at Target figuring we could make some runners laugh and we ended up wearing them all day, no shame.
|Our signs, well some of them!
We did Oiselle and LOLZ for Hollie (obviously), I had to do a Saucony one (we know I am obsessed), and we laughed at the "stopping, ain't nobody got time for that" one.
|Heather's sign was the biggest hit of all of them. She got so many cheers and side eyes for it, and the best was a guy running by who yelled "YES I AM".
|I made this one for Shannon, I have really enjoyed following her training and we always joke that she needs to share her swim speed with me and I will share my run speed with her. Seems like a fair trade right?
|Elite women passing by us (around mile 14.5ish)
|Again, my addiction to all things Saucony was perfect because I was able to spot the Saucony athetes! This was Danna at around 14.5ish, seriously amazing!
|Lead men coming though, so awesome to be there--incredibly inspiring! GO MEB!
|Danielle, view from mile 25ish, and Hollie!
After Hollie passed us we started making our way through the park to try and get to Family meeting area... I won't even discuss those shenanagins right now (that's for tomorrow).
|Athletes after the finish
|Can we discuss the serious twinners going on here. Love these girls- couldn't ask for better friends!
After a great weekend in NYC, Heather and I made our way out of the city and back to upstate...
Definitely a weekend I will never forget. I have thoughts on the weekend and spectating that will be in tomorrow's post :)
Did you spectate or run NYC?
What is your favorite sign you have seen during a race?