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. 🙂
I’ll be running this years NYC Marathon in support of Animal Haven, a place very dear to my heart. I adopted both of my dogs from AH and don’t know what I would do without them! If you can, please go to this link and put in my name, and anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and see you on the course!
I attended the PDN Photo Expo last Friday at the Javits Center. I was very much looking forward to seeing one of my favorite photographers, Lauren Greenfield, speak at a seminar about photography & film-making. I saw her in the past and I love her work and find her to be very inspirational. Well, I was very disappointed to find that when I got there, they had changed speakers! Now i’m sure the guy they replaced her with was great and all, but I just couldn’t climb out of my hole of anger long enough to care or listen to a word he was saying. So basically I left, complained to the right people, and was given a pass to go to another seminar if I wanted. I ended up going to one about archiving digital images with Seth Resnick, which isn’t exactly a fun or inspirational topic, but it’s still super important and you really can’t know enough about it. Oh well, there’s always next year.
I was impatiently waiting for the subway the other night when I saw this guy playing the piano. I’m usually not into subway performers because they are usually not very good and more annoying than entertaining. But not only was he good, he must have been some sort of a magician. Think he took it through the turnstile?