Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dear New York...

Dear New York,

We've been together now for over four (sometimes rocky) years. But you've always been there for me, especially last weekend when all I wanted to do was stop and you just wouldn't let me, teasing me with your crazy marathon course and making me leave my beloved park before going back to cross that finish line. Yup, you sure can be difficult sometimes, but I love you all the same.

This week, though, I'm leaving you. I'm leaving you for nine full days, jetting across the pond to spend four days in London and five in Zurich before coming back and leaving you all over again when Thanksgiving comes around. (Sorry I'm not sorry -- I love traveling almost as much as I love homemade apple pie.)

I promise I'll get some runs in while I'm gone, but I can't promise they will ever measure up to the awesomeness of Nov. 6, 2011. I'm really just not comfortable admitting that that could even be a possibility, so for now we'll just say that nothing can ever compare to that day, that race. I think my smile and crazed look really prove that:
Crazy face.
But thanks again for a seriously awesome, kickass weekend last weekend. I won't soon forget it.



  1. Congrats on your stellar performance. NYC will miss you. Bon voyage!

  2. Have so much fun on your trip...what a great post-race reward!

  3. I can't wait to take you on a run in Zurich along the river! Your runs area always such an inspiration to me Margaret! Whenever I want to be lazy and just sit at home inside drinking coffee I think of you and I feel like, 'if Margaret can do it, you can do it too.' And I get my lazy butt off the sofa. Thank you for that! xx

  4. just a quick reminder to enter your points in the holiday challenge spreadsheet if you are still participating

    hope you had a great turkey week