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…it’s our turn…NCYM [New York City Marathon] people…THIS IS OUR TIME!

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For the past 3 1/2 weeks I have patiently been waiting.  I have “watched” as my friends ran the Chicago Marathon (10/10), the Bay State Marathon (10/17) and the Marine Corps Marathon (10/31).  I have enthusiastically cheered them on from afar, but deep down inside I have been green with envy.  True, just 4 1/2 weeks ago I ran the best marathon of my short running career, and for a week I reveled in the joy and euphoria of qualifying for Boston.  But then I got caught up in the tweets and dailymile updates of people running Chicago.  Not only were these friends running the marathon, but they were getting to meet each other and hang out.  They were able to sit and talk about running without feeling like they were boring their audience.

I enviously read about tweet-ups and dailymile meet ups.  I couldn’t believe that a friend of mine was able to meet Bart Yasso!  But she and several others didn’t just meet him, they got to spend an evening having drinks with him, picking his brain.  How cool is that?  The following week was Bay State, with several friends shooting for BQ’s of their own (just in time…phew!), followed two weeks later by the Marine Corps Marathon with many getting together at Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity.  I wish I could have been at all of those races!

Well, New York City Marathoners and New York City Runners, it’s our turn now.  I’m looking forward to meeting many of you over the weekend.  I hope some of you will join Miss Joy, TK and me for a leisurely 4 miler on Saturday morning or for brunch afterward.  I am so looking forward to meeting the two of them!  Others I hope to meet at the expo.  I also can’t wait to meet the rest of the Team Up with Autism Speaks Team at Saturday night’s pasta dinner.

Oh, and then there’s the matter of the 26.2 miles on Sunday.  If I don’t meet you beforehand, I hope to see you at the finish line.

It’s our turn now.  Let’s have some fun!

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