Moving On From NYCM 2012
Thank you for all the warm wishes over this past week. Our power finally came back on Saturday afternoon and our house recovery could begin. Little man creates so much laundry and without power, that laundry really piles up!
On Friday evening the husband, L and I were making our way back from Staten Island when my phone started ringing out of control. Yup, it was my friends and family calling to tell me that NYCM 2012 had been canceled. I went through all the emotions…angry, sad, mad and finally resigned. To be totally honest, I’m still kind of pissed. I’m not pissed that they canceled the race, I am mad that the mayor said it was on then canceled it. In those two days, I went to the expo and bought some marathon branded gear.
Part of me is glad it was canceled (for my own selfish reasons). The past week has been physically and mentally draining and my body would have been too tired to run 26. 2 today. I’m sure I would have been a mess on the course.
So what’s next?
- NYRR hasn’t sent a “what happens next” email out to participants yet so I’m just going off of Twitter speculation but the club is supposedly offering guaranteed entry to NYCM 2013 or NYC Half 2013. I am not going to choose the NYCM 2013 option because I hope to be baking baby #2 then. I also deferred 2011, will defer 2012 and paying for 2013 would cost me almost $1000 to run this marathon. Not really worth it to me. (Rumor has it we are not getting a refund). I will choose NYC Half 2013 if that is an option.
- If I do get to run NYC Half 2013, I hope to go for a half marathon PR.
- I signed up for the 1st Annual Trenton Half Marathon on November 10, 2012.
Sandy didn’t damage western NJ and I always love a good home state race.
- I am pushing my post baby marathon to Spring 2013 and I will be running the NJ Marathon. After this week’s fiasco, I’m kind of drained by the marathon and even though training might be wasted, I am choosing to run this Spring. This next marathon will be my last for the foreseeable future and why not start where it all began. My 1st marathon was NJ 2009 and my “last” will be NJ 2013. I also won’t mind being in really good shape before trying for baby #2.
So those are my new running plans and I’m excited! NYCM 2012 wasn’t meant to be and I’m done being upset about it. I had a blast at NYCM 2010 and that will just have to be my NYCM memory.
Anyone else out there make new plans after NYCM 2012 was canceled? Anyone choosing to run the Jersey Shore in 2013?November 4, 2012
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