i love new york

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! 

spyglass inside archer hotel

spyglass inside archer hotel

got my bib!

got my bib!

but first, tacos!

but first, tacos!

los tacos no. 1 on west 46th

los tacos no. 1 on west 46th

time square

time square

here we go!

here we go!

that lady on the right was getting ready to pee.

that lady on the right was getting ready to pee.

shot by george grullo

shot by george grullo

earned my laduree :)

earned my laduree :)

archer hotel lobby

archer hotel lobby

view from our room on the 20th floor

view from our room on the 20th floor

morning after.

morning after.

cutest slippers at archer hotel

cutest slippers at archer hotel

my support team

my support team

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