Note: this was originally published on November 6, 2012 under the title Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 NYC Marathon – Suppose They Canceled a Marathon and Everyone Ran?. I reread it today and cried. It is now 2 years since Hurricane Sandy and the 2014 NYC Marathon is this week. It is a good time … Read More
When a community gets together, charity happens. Track Friday was conceived by Eric Rubinson, a New Jersey resident, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Eager to help his damaged community, he pledged to run 26 miles around a local track the day after Thanksgiving if the goal amount was raised – the money was raised and he ran and others have joined him.
From October 26 -27, I went on my first Mileage Run from NYC to SFO and back to NYC. I was supposed to continue on to Baltimore, the “final leg” of the trip, in order to run in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, although deeply conflicted, I did not go on to Washington, D.C., due … Read More