new york city, you stole my heart! i was told that the nyc marathon is a great course and the vibe's unreal. i am now a firm believer. i'm truly in love and want to run it again next year! who's entering the lottery with me?! anyway, despite it being so dirty and trash juice everywhere, my family, gu and i enjoyed ourselves in the city.
we stayed at the fabulous archer hotel on w 38th st, which is a fantastic location and so close to everything! literally restaurants and cafes at every corner. great view of the empire state building and their rooftop bar, spyglass, has even better views. their staff were beyond friendly and they had these to die for chocolate covered mints that i would take a handful of every time we stepped out of the hotel. it's definitely a must to stay whenev you're in the city!
back to the marathon. i barely trained, like i only got to 13mi during training kind of train, but i did it! i was able to raise more money for team unicef and put another marathon under my belt. the crowd was unreal and very supportive. there was even a point where i stopped to use the bathroom inside a random diner and this guy asked me if i wanted his french toast and bacon. i obvi took a piece of bacon! i was definitely hurting come mile 17 but i pushed through.
i ran into a few friends along the way where shit got emotional. i literally cried 4 times in 5 minutes since i saw friends back to back. running a marathon is definitely an accomplishment. i can't wait to run nyc again next year and this time, i will train my ass off and do better!