I wanted to sleep late, unfortunately my body did not understand that I would be walking 10:30pm that night until 7:45 the next day.
What I woke up to Saturday morning was this:
At 5:30 am this was a site I couldn’t take my eyes off of…..eventually I fell back asleep for a few hours, but not as long as I would have liked. By 7:30 am I was up, reading, watching TV, biding my time until Crystal awoke. By 10:30 I kicked Crystal’s bed, woke her up and insisted she get ready for breakfast. A few minutes later my phone rang and Rosemary, another Real Health blogger, was on the other end making arrangements for us to meet for breakfast. Less than an hour later, Crystal and I met up with Rosemary, Phyllis and their husbands for breakfast at The Diner.
I had the best time at breakfast!!! It was so nice to see Rosemary and Phyllis again and to meet their husbands. I had a great time at breakfast with them!!! After breakfast, Crystal and I headed back to the hotel for a quick break before heading out to explore NYC for a few hours.
After walking for awhile we went in search of a place that juiced. I found Health King on Yelp, love Yelp, and we headed there for some fresh juice (carrot, apple, spinach and ginger).
Crystal and I window shopped at Century 21 and then headed back to the Millenium Hotel for a nap. I am not a napper, but ended up sleeping for about an hour which left me feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Upon awakening I was ready to face the Moonwalk with Crystal and my friend Margo from Brooklyn Fit Chick.
We arrived at Randall’s Island at 8:30pm, ate, hung out with the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Team, some celebrities and then lined up for the walk.
The walk began at 10:30pm and with that the hardest night of my life began! 26.2 miles walking is not easy by any means, especially for a runner. Walking is an underestimated endurance event that requires training appropriate to the distance being tackled.
Check back on Monday for my recap and post video of the Main Event of 26.2 walking miles.
Have you ever walked a marathon???
Disclosure: As a compensated Real Health Contributor I was given the opportunity to participate in the MoonWalk, my fees associated with the walk are being paid by BlueCross BlueShield. All opinions expressed in my blogs are 100% my own.