My Thoughts on NYCM after the Hurricane
If the New York City Marathon is cancelled, I won’t be disappointed one bit.
I’m torn about the whole situation. Part of me feels it’s ridiculous to even be thinking about running 26.2 miles just a few days after NYC was devastated by hurricane Sandy. There are people with needs and a city that requires immediate love and attention.
The other part of me knows that this is a city that prides itself on resilience. The marathon would be a sign of it’s strength and fortitude after a tragic event. The revenue will be needed for sure the spirit of the marathon might be a much needed positive energy force.
On a personal level it’s been hard seeing the complaints of many runners who are upset about not knowing if they will be running on Sunday or not. I get that people have to travel in from out of town and risk losing money for something they have vested in for nearly a year. However, I really expected more compassion from my fellow runners.
And as far as how I feel about the possibility of not running a marathon in a few days after a year of preparation and not being able to run it last year…
It’s about the journey, not the destination.
Marathon or no marathon this journey has been more than I could have ever asked for. I met and trained with some amazing women and did things I didn’t even know were possible.
This entire year has been full of run happy moments, which was my ultimate goal from day one.
*This post originally appeared on this site when FCITC was down.