**To Amanda who won the Health Warrior giveaway–Could you please re-send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org? Thank you!!!**
After such a crazy weekend in NYC, I’m feeling back to normal. I needed a minute to be upset about it, took that minute, and now I’m moving past it. Onto Richmond this weekend! I’m actually really excited about running there since I’ve run the half there the last 2 years and know the course fairly well. It’s incredibly flat, ridiculously friendly, and finishes downhill. I can’t wait!
The only thing I’m bummed about at this point is that I won’t have any supporters of my own there. My whole family flew out to NYC for the marathon, including my cousin from Seattle and my little sis, who was willing to spend her entire 21st birthday cheering on her crazy runner sister in her first marathon.
They also had t-shirts made–PINK! even for the boys–that they were planning to wear on the course. These people are the greatest.
Even though I won’t have them there in person, I know they’re with me in spirit, which counts for a lot! And sweet Katherine from Neon Blonde Runner has offered not only to let me stay with her, but also to cheer me on and run part of the race with me! I swear, blog friends are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.
She is impossibly cute, is she not?
And how could I forget Corey, who made me a sign of support all the way from Trinidad and called to check on me (a ridiculously expensive overseas call!). I am one lucky chick.
Last but not least, thank YOU, sweet readers, for your support. I know there was no good answer in NYC for this year’s marathon, but I appreciate your kind words and your encouragement. I’m feeling ready to rock it in Richmond on Saturday. If you’re in the area and want to meet up, let me know!