I then was given the opportunity of a lifetime, I was offered a spot in the NYC marathon and my world changed. At the time I didn’t realize what running the NYC marathon meant. I was caught up in the glitz and glamor of the race, I figured I’d be back and running another marathon.
Four years later, I have run a 50k but not another marathon. The truth is I miss it and need that challenge again. Don’t get me wrong I love running the 50k but I miss the history of the marathon. I miss the huge crowd, I miss the crowd as I slowly made my way into Central Park. Nothing will ever match the sound as runners cross the finish line.
My worry is that a smaller marathon will not have the same atmosphere as NYC. As the 2018 season comes closer I will have to sit down and plan my racing schedule. No matter what the schedule brings it will be a very busy season filled with amazing races!!