And were back. Got home late last night. Long trip back. We almost missed our plane. Just stupid on my part. I miscalculated the boarding time. Here we are in the airport two hours before our flight. I decided to have a beer while waiting. But by the time, we got food and through security, we were at final boarding call. Last ones on the plane. Our hotel was a few blocks from Times Square. The positive is that it was close to everything, the negative was the food prices were jacked. Taper starts this week. Yippee! I am starting it off my taking a rest day today. I just simply have too much other stuff to do today. I had an IM nightmare the other night in NY. It was probably a result of my MIL snoring every night. Anyway, I showed up to the race with no nutrition. So, I was panicing trying to figure out if Shelley could run home and get it without incurring a penalty or DQ for outside support. Then I realized that I did not have my cap and goggles. This must be a sign to starting making lists for the race.
We walked all over the place during the trip. I only got one run in but walked enough to make up for it. Monday included stops at FAO Schwartz and the Times Square Toys R Us. This is what I get for bringing a 10yo daughter with me. She did very well on this trip and enjoyed NYC.
Run
  • 3h 15m
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Sport
  • Walking
  • 2h 00m
Not sure of the distance. I think it was 14-16 miles. I left the hotel and ran down 42nd street to the Hudson River. Ran along the river around the tip of Manhattan. It was pretty cool running with the Statue of Liberty off in the distance. I then ran across the Brooklyn Bridge and back. I then headed back running through the civic center, chinatown and the east village. I ran back to 42nd street and over to 8th. I felt good. The weather was a cool crisp 55 or so. Shelley enjoyed the marathon. She finished in 5:32. The weather was cool during the race and her joints started to tighten on her. She said she was in pain from mile 10 to the finish. We caught up to her 2x at mile 20 and 25 and saw her both times. Our previous two attempts were failures as she was past the point when we got there. We rode the subway and had to get out and walk two blocks to the race. Shelley said it was the most organized and supported race she has run. The crowds did not seem to bad except for the intersection of Columbus circle and Central Park west. It was nuts right there. The medal is pretty cool.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 3h 00m
Statue of Liberty. This was my 2nd trip to see her. This time we were fortunate to go inside and up the pedestal. Pretty cool. The crown is now open but sold out until January 2010. This was Emmy first time. So it was fun to see her have fun out there. After the statue, we walked through downtown, Wall street and ground zero. Ground zero is no longer a hole in the ground and I saw no visible scarring on the buildings. I was there in 2002 and several buildings still had scars on them. The memorial is being built right now. We went into a visitor center to view models. It is going to be very nice.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 3h 00m
NYC marathon expo. Lots of walking around and money spent. We went and saw Mary Poppins in the evening. A fabulous show. My first choice in the 1/2 price ticket booth. We were about 15 rows up off center. Spent a few hours in the American Girl doll store. I found some chairs to sit down on as Emmy looked at every square inch of the place. Three floors worth.

Off to NYC for a few days. Going to try and get a run in central park on Sat and watch Shelley on Sunday.

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