Look at this ol' guy giving it his all during the last leg of the race. He was so cute. It is just amazing to me that someone his age was running in a marathon. Actually, among the 40,000 participants, I was surprised at how many people over the age of 50 that were running. I even saw a couple, definitely in their 70s, holding hands while they ran. I was so moved when I saw that, I teared up a little--it was just unbelievable. I was already feeling worthless as it was in my hungover state from Halloween the night before, and this was the icing on the cake. Thank you, New York, for making me feel like a lazy piece of shit.
Some runners got into the Halloween spirit and ran in costumes. This firefighter outfit was pretty cool, but I couldn't believe someone would run an entire marathon in that thing. I guess the 26.2 miles alone wasn't enough of a challenge for him.
So, I've been saying for the last couple years that I am going to sign up for the NYC Marathon, but it just hasn't happened yet. The most I have ever run at one time is 10 miles, and while that ain't nuthin' compared to running a marathon, I think I could do it.
Think I should do it? Would you? Who has ran one already? C'mon, hit me with some comments and get me pumped up here!