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We only become better, if you become better: NYC Marathon 2012

NYC Marathon 2012: didn’t happen-yes.
It was this same day, a year ago that I went to the gym and did my last 4 mile run before the big day. I was hesitant to do the run because there was speculation that it might be cancelled due to hurricane sandy. But it was confirmed as of Friday 5pm. So I left work and knew I had one short run and one suitcase to pack in front of me. I was headed to NYC!
I ran that run (slow) and was so ready to take in the experience. It was the New York City Marathon. And I had prepared 12 weeks for this. I was ready. I was excited for the 26 mile tour. I left the gym on cloud 9, ready to take on the world.
Then the texts and calls came in: is it still happening, where are you, did you leave yet, did you hear?
I quickly googled what I could. Sure enough, the race was cancelled. I understood why it was cancelled. People were under water; they didn’t have food, power, transportation. NYC needed help.
And it was up to us NYC Marathoners to help where we could. We were sad, disappointed; but above all, we were there to help everyone else. Our sport is about the greater good-we only become better if you become better.
I’m proud to say we joined together to raise money, food, clothing; and deliver to those on need. We stood together to do what we could for those impacted. We gave $800/night hotel rooms to those without a home. We ran on foot to Long Island to bring water/food on our backs to those in need. We ran clothing and food drives. We ran to those in need-wherever whenever.
I’ve never seen runners rise above and give back like I did a year ago tomorrow. And I’m so proud to be amongst you.

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I absolutely can not wait to run the Boston Marathon in April. Beyond excited!  I’m sure you are all looking forward to hearing me to talk about it for the next 171 days.

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