So many people apply to run in the New York City Marathon, you usually have to get lucky in the random draw to get accepted. If you apply and don’t get in three years in a row, you get in automatically the fourth year, which worked out for me this year.
So I just got my guaranteed acceptance to this year’s marathon!
I also just got my new Vivobarefoot running shoes in the mail the other day and started my first runs in months. I have a long way to go to get in good shape, so I’m looking forward to it.
Anyone interested in signing up for one of the best days of your life too?
Here’s a map from a previous year for reference
EDIT: After writing this post I did my first lap of Central Park since maybe last summer. I don’t remember if I ran there when I was back in November. Anyway, it was a glorious day. I ran seven miles, including all the hills. It’s now the next morning. I’m sore and loving it.
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