Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My #Bestrun: NYC Half Marathon

I'm a little late to the party, but I couldn't resist the chance to join in with Miss Zippy and share my #bestrun!

Every time I lace up my running shoes, I am hoping to produce that #magicmilefairy type of run that leaves you wondering, how did that happen? what did I do? wasn't that awesome? 

Like most runners, I have had more than one of these (thank goodness), but the one that stands out the most to me is my recent half marathon in NYC.

Here's why:

1) The scenery: I've always wanted to run in New York City, so getting into the half marathon in March was a dream come true. Running with thousands of other runners while cheering and screaming spectators lined the city streets and Times Square flashed all around me was A - MAZ - ING! Central Park, Times Square, the South Street Seaport, to Battery Park, I ran all over New York City.

2) The weather: Although it was freezing before and after the race, during was perfect. I love when the temperature is cold, but the sun is shining and that is exactly what Mother Nature served up on race day.

3) The company: My running partner and I have been training together for over a year now, so I was thrilled when we both got into this race. Even better, she was up for making a weekend trip out of it. Lucky for me, she likes to drive and is an expert at getting around NYC. 

4) The PR!: When I found out that I beat my previous best half marathon time in NYC, I was dumbstruck! I went into this race with the intention of just running for fun and taking pictures along the way. The first 9 miles did feel amazing and flew by, but the last 4 were a little tougher so I wasn't thinking PR at all. I love having my PR in NYC!

What was your recent #bestrun?


  1. My recent #bestrun was at a half marathon too! Life had gotten in the way of training and my hope for the race was to get within a few minutes of my PR as my biggest goal and to go about 7 minutes off and not be disappointed! So I ended up beating my PR by nearly 2 minutes! It is so fun to have a surprise race and #bestrun!

  2. It's always extra sweet when you get a PR, huh? :)

  3. Awesome! A PR just makes it even better... :0) Scenery and your surroundings are important too. Glad it all clicked for you in NYC!

  4. The company I had during my half was just amazing! I'll never forget that day :)

  5. It is so great when a run just comes together perfectly. I hope my next half marathon can be as good :-)

  6. That's awesome! I love stories like this ;)

  7. Running friends are awesome!


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