First, I want to announce the winner of the Limited Edition NYC Marathon Asics Gel Kayano 21s. Please contact me within 48 hours at runlikeagrlmegan [at] gmail [dot] com and we can coordinate setting you up with your pair. And the winner is…
Congratulations I hope you enjoy these beautiful running shoes! If you didn’t win, you can still get a pair of these at the Asics website or at the NYC Marathon Expo.
So I’m back from London and Amsterdam and had a really, really amazing trip. Karl and I ate at some amazing restaurants, explored both cities from top to bottom (including running them), and really got into the local cultures. I’m sad that its over but also happy to get to come back and run 26.2 in my city on Sunday! I’ll share some fun stuff and photos from our trip after all the marathon posts (Karl and I took engagement photos too so I definitely want to share those too.. our first time getting professional photos taken). But before all that, our programming will return to everything NYC Marathon…
Its unbelievable that theres only a few days until the big race. I’m sort of freaking out about it a little bit but trying not to think about it too much or I won’t be sleeping at all! Today I went to the marathon expo and picked up my race bib.. so its official and there’s no backing out now. I’ll share an expo post tomorrow about my experience, and all the photos of course If you are coming to NYC and want to check out the expo, its open at the following times:
Thursday Oct 30: 10am-8pm
Friday Oct 31: 10am-8pm
Saturday Nov 1: 9am-5pm
Its free and open to the public too so just go check out all the running stuff if you have time to, its really inspiring. They also have more vendors and a second level at this years event! There’s also a few other cool race week events you can check out by clicking here.
As part of the Asics team, I also will be attending another event tomorrow with the blogger group, Coach Kastor, and some amazing elite athletes Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall! Eek I’m so excited and can’t wait to share all the words of advice from these elite runners and our amazing running coach. Don’t worry I’ll take good notes so we can all learn how to run like these amazing people.
Are you a runner? A Marathoner? Check out this cute infographic by Asics. We ARE marathoners!
Now the part where I could use some advice: picking out my race day clothing. The most updated forecast calls for temperates around 38-40 at the start and highs of 50 degrees. But the kicker is that its going to be SUPER windy (my worst nightmare!)… we’re talking 26 mph winds with gusts even more than that. I honestly don’t know how this is going to work for me running-wise and now I’m also questioning my wardrobe choice.
This is where you come in. Please help me pick a race day outfit, perhaps using your gut or your pervious experiences to help! Thanks in advance
Okay so I am definitely wearing my Asics Gel Pursue’s and my Asics Illusion Capri. My top clothing is what I’m most concerned about because I hate being hot. Generally, my body tends to be on the warmer side–I’m not one of those people who is always cold. Here are the options I’m mulling over.
What do you guys think about these three options?
PPS. There’s going to be a big blogger tweet up this coming Saturday morning with the bloggers on the #TeamAsics NYC Marathon Asics Editor’s Challenge Blogger Team. Depending on how this jet lag affects me I may or may not make it that morning, but theres SO many awesome people who I know are going. If you are around, they plan to do a big blogger photo, meet and greet, tweets, and a whole lot of blogger pre-race fun. Should be a great time!