Here comes the largest "women only" half marathon in the U.S.
It was another great experience for me while I'm still not very fast and had to walk 1.5 miles, I finished a little over 3 hours which is much better than last years time. I'm so thankful though at age 49, that I'm able to participate in a half marathon...and finish. Click here to read more about the race.
Immediately After: Hot, sore, dehydrated, exhausted, happy
After 1 Day: Extremely sore, tired, hungry, happy
After 1 Week: Some swelling in feet and ankles, tired, 2 black toe nails - bruised from hitting top of shoe (toes so hot, nail polish more than 2 weeks old, rubbed off onto socks...keeping socks as a reminder of how hard my feet had to work that day). Hung medal with last years in my kitchen put all my race/trip memorabilia away...time to move on.
Below are the miles, rise and average grade for the two toughest hills in Central Park (Harlem Hill and Cat Hill).
Harlem Hill – Central Park
Cat Hill, Central Park East Drive
Picking up race day number and at
Today Show taping day before race.
Me with More Magazine staff at Today Show - I was determined to get my sign on TV that had message to Jim and Alex on it...
There are my socks with nail polish from toes that rubbed off during half marathon see my blog for details- feet pretty hot...also card I gave out to new friends I met at half marathon and activities. Sorry, I didn't want the World to have my address...
Parish Newsletter ran article about my half marathon experience.
See Video Footage and News Briefs from Race
Clip from The View and Elisabeth Hasselbeck About Race Day
NY1 News Footage on Pre-Race
The Insider Short Clip of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Race