We loved exploring Liberty State Park & I still can't decide what was the best part...
arriving by car (riding in anything but those swerving yellow taxis is a novelty out here)
our stroll on the pier with the sea breeze blowing in our faces
the awesome view of our 'home sweet Manhattan' in the distance
catching a glimpse of Lady Liberty herself
or seeing the spectacular sunset (as much as I love the city, it certainly isn't known for sunsets. Usually the tiny specks of color sparkling through the thousands of towering skyscrapers is as close to a sunset view as we get)
Loved my experience in Boston! Although it was actually my slowest marathon performance ever and although the course was deceptively difficult, it was incredible!
The energy, the enthusiasm of the crowd, and knowing I was accomplishing a lifelong dream.
I was lucky enough to be there with my biggest fan, Kyle, and also to meet up with a good friend from high school & her husband. Waking up early, riding the bus together, pinning our official race numbers on our gear...it was definitely so nice to have someone to share the pre-race jitters with!
Thousands of us lined us in Boston Commons for an hour bus ride to the Athletes' Village, and from there we chilled until the race started. On our way to the starting line, someone had a magic marker, so Jami & I wrote our names on our arms which was the best idea ever! As we ran, I felt like a hero as the crowds would chant my name and little kids held out their hands for you to slap them.
Might have had slightly more energy at the finish line this day than when I crossed in the race!
Our all-star husbands: getting up at the crack of dawn to get us breakfast, race to the pharmacy for last minute items, and follow us to the park to take pictures of everything!
Crowds waiting in the crisp, cold morning air to get on a bus.