Thursday, October 30, 2008

start spreadin' the news...i'm leavin' today...

Okay, I actually leave tomorrow, but I'm pretty excited! My flight leaves bright and early...I'll be at the airport long before it's light outside (thanks, Sarah!). My bags are (nearly) packed...with coats, scarves and gloves that I have been dying to use for nearly two years now. My iPod is synced with my new "nyc marathon" playlist. Runner's World issues are in my carry on. And today I logged my 296th mile for training. I think I'm ready for 26.2!



After the race, I'm going to be a completely nerdy tourist with Julia and Morgan for two days - times square, China town (canal street!), little Italy, MoMa, statue of liberty, rockefeller plaza, ground zero, manhattan temple, statue of liberty, empire state building, wall street, greenwich village, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, the list goes on...

Three cheers to my friend, Morgan, for letting us crash at her place in the city. Three cheers to all of my wonderful friends who are watching Leah while I'm away and Ryan is at work. I have the best friends...I always have...I've been very blessed that way. And three cheers for Ryan for being willing to be a daddy-mama for a weekend. I'll bring ya back somethin' good. :)

16 comments:

Molly said...

GOOD LUUUUCK!!!

Erika Hanks said...

WOW! Good luck!

Dan and Heather said...

don't forget canal street for all the fake goodies- If you do find a good fake breitling watch I would be very appreciative and pay you back

Mel said...

you go girl! good luck! (don't know if you remember us from our first married ward....but we found ya!) hope it's ok for us to check out your blog once in a while! :) have a blast in NY. always been a dream of mine to go there. can't wait to see pics!

Becky said...

Maren--You are running NYC? I am so so so insanely jealous!! Awesome. Killer. I will be thinking of you. ---Becky

Morgan said...

yay! can't wait to see you. i hope i can help you meet all of your touristy goals. you will do awesome in the marathon, and i'll be there to cheer you in! (you'll probably be here before you read this!)

Michelle said...

Wow, good luck Maren! That sounds very exciting!

ed and kelli said...

yay for NYC.. i am still sad i couldn't plan to meet you there or something.. i would love to go to NYC and love to cheer you on! but good luck and be safe! thanks for taking care of her morgan!

Porters said...

good luck!! That is awesome, you will do great. I am excited to hear how it goes!!

Jessica Swendsen said...

Go Maren!! This will be an amazing accompishment! Good LUck!

Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Jen said...

Good luck Maren! New York is like no other place on Earth!

Karen Hauley said...

shmave,
The marathon is now over - I've thought of you all day and recorded the TV segment of the race. I'm so proud of and thrilled for you. I'm also pretty sure that I'll have to live my "run and not be weary" dreams through you. Congrats on this huge accomplishment! lug you.

Rebecca Parker said...

you are all over the place nightmare! i thought i was doing well to consider a 10K & 2 half marathons but all within a half hour & in the next 6 mos.:) you're my running heroine!

Jessica M said...

You did? You're awesome. I'm excited to read how it went! Leah is totally cute in her Halloween costume, BTW.

Scott and Natalie said...

How'd it go? i am anxious to hear!I hope you had fun in the city!

The English Family said...

Can you update us already on how it went. Cant wait to hear