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Oct 25, 2011 6:02 PM

Looking Up


Each morning I run my usual run along the bay separating Brooklyn from

Staten Island. As I head out on the local pier in order to tack on a

quarter mile. To my right I can catch a beautiful view of the sunrise

hitting lower Manhattan. The lower completed floors of the World Trade

Center shine brightly. As I exit and follow the path along the water

off in the distances looms the Verrazano Bridge. With each step the

bridge grows larger. As I run directly under it, I look up at the

bridge towers and can't help but wait for the chance to run across the

span on November 6th.



One of my favorite parts of the New York City marathon is running

across that bridge. Running under the giant towers sends chills down

my spine year after year. Any marathon is filled with memorable

moments that linger with oneself long after we've cross the finish

line. In NYC for some its exiting on to 1st Avenue to the large crowds

or turning into the park at Columbus Circle for the last thousand

meters. But for me, those first two miles are the most memorable. The

chance to finally look down on where I've trained these past few

months. A chance to see my neighborhood from above. Although its the

first two miles, it's what I look most forward to on that November




What's are you looking most forward to on November 6th?


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