This past weekend in NYC was nothing short of amazing! I will start every post. The same way and that is by thanking ASICS for this incredible opportunity and covering my expenses to NYC. I am grateful to have been chosen as on of the Five to the Finish and despite the fact I ended up not being able to run the marathon due to an injury, I still had the best weekend ever! Plus it was nice to be “home”.
I arrived in NYC Thursday afternoon and after a 1.5 hour traffic filled ride from JFK to Manhattan I was finally at the amazing hotel that ASICS booked for us, The Lotte NYC Palace. It was so amazing to finally meet some of the other bloggers (Gelcys and Linzie). We had already made a great connection online and it’s was just as great in person.
I connected with my team members online, but you never know what will happen when you meet people in person. I can easily say the minute I met everyone I felt like I had known them my whole life and I knew the next four days was going to be absolutely amazing!!! We were also joined by another blogger Jen (not pictured) who was equally as amazing!!
We all enjoyed a casual dinner where all started to get to know each other and it included a few elite athletes-Ryan and Sara Hall-no biggie.
I also had the opportunity to talk to Petey during dinner. Petey is the genius behind the 5 To The Finish Line videos! It is always nice to put an actual face to the person you have been working with for months!!
If you missed the first five videos here are the links:
- Webisode 1: Meet Team ASICS
- Webisode 2: Marathon Tips & Training
- Webisode 3: Overcoming Challenges
- Webisode 4: Marathon Training Questions & Answers
- Webisode 5: Thought before NYC
Dinner was amazing and a few of us headed out to a local pub for drinks afterward. At midnight we all turned into pumpkins because we had an early 7 am shakeout run. A big thanks to Linzie who walked me back to me room that night, he is a true gentleman.
More to come!!! This is just Thursday afternoon/night. I will be recapping the entire weekend!!!!