2022 NYC Marathon, Pt. 9 (2 days out)
The Running Pianist is now back in full force with the upcoming New York City Marathon on November 6th!
I'm in New York City! Most of my posts over the next few days will be like a photo journal of sorts with a few comments mixed in.
Today was my day to go pick up my race bib and wander around the expo with thousands of other runners.
A few thoughts:
-It is warm! Like summer days in November. The weekend is supposed to be just as warm, so the weather on race day could slow everyone down.
-There are so many people running this thing. One feeling I'm always struck by at race expos is the number of fit and active people are there. I mean, it makes sense obviously, but it's still pretty special.
-The expo was an exercise in crowd weaving, which I have heard is a skill needed on race day as well.
-The city is busy and packed (especially Manhattan). Every nook is used for something it seems and it's not hard to see why such a dense city has inspired so many imaginations. Anything can happen here.
-There is a huge wall with every runner's name on it at the expo and I was able to find mine!
-I'm fighting a chest cold passed on by my daughter, but other than that am eager to go Sunday morning! More to share tomorrow.
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