Disclosure: This post is part of my partnership with NYRR, as one of their social media ambassadors for the TCS New York City Marathon.
In 2014 New York City was my first marathon and I thought it would be my last, that is until I crossed the finish line. In 2015 I thought I would run it again with Team ASICS, but that didn’t happen. So this year I am back for redemption. This year I will run NYC for the second time and most likely the last, we will see………..
I am running the New York City Marathon because I can. You see, I have been a procrastinator my entire life. I have started many things that I have never finished, with some exceptions like this blog (almost 6 years), training for races, and completing my Associates and then subsequently my Bachelor’s degree in nursing. When I am determined I can meet any goal, but there are many times I just start stuff (like creating an email list) and never finish, at least not in a timely fashion.
Running has never been something I have given up on and it is the one thing, other than my family and friends, that I make a priority in my life. Get up at 4:30 am to run…no problem. Spend 5 hours on a Sunday morning running…no problem. Training for a race….no problem. Now, marathon training has been somewhat of a problem only because it seems I cannot stay away from injury. The training for the marathon has not been a problem, but staying injury free has been. After this marathon I plan to take a break from marathon training and focus on half marathons, at least for next year.
Now back to the original question…..Why Am I Running The New York City Marathon? Because I can. Because it is one of the most amazing marathons in the world. Because New York City. And finally Because I need redemption from last year’s fail.