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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