’09 NYC Marathon

Captions (starting from the top, from left to right):

1- The first official No Parking sign I saw on the course in my neighborhood. I live a few blocks from the 3mi marker in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and I saw this on my way to work on Friday. Stuff like that always gets me pumped.

2- New York is probably the only marathon where you have to ride with non-runners to the start. Since I live so close to the Staten Island, all we had to do was hop on a local bus to get there. Unfortunately for a friendly Midwesterner like Angie, this means being forced to make small talk with strange businessmen on one of the more stressful mornings of her life.

3- Me and Angie showing off our bibs with the Verrazano looming in the background.

4- Having a much need quiet time of focus and reflection while chilling on the grass at Fort Wadsworth. We were there from about 7am-10am. That’s the official timing chip on my shoe in the foreground.

5- And we’re off! The cannons go off and Sinatra starts playing, Jenna is looking pumped!!!

6- I was sad to leave my Al Gordon Snowflake run sweatshirt behind, thanks for all the warm times sweatshirt! Hope someone nice found you.

7- This is the last shot I took (didn’t shoot any during the race for obvious reasons). All the runners were exiting Central Park to reunite with their friends and families. I thought the light and the leaves looked beautiful, and was happy to be done. 🙂

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