I’ve always had a lot of respect for people can run. Personally, give me a couple of miles and I’m toast. I’ve done my best to try and make running an enjoyable experience, but truth be told there is nothing I really enjoy about running at all.. I have friends who love it and who have attempted to teach me that love, but it has always been a lost cause. All reasons why I respect people who are good at/love to do something I find to be pure torture. 

Today was the New York City Marathon in the city. Like I said, a couple miles and I’m out for the count, but some people in this world have the determination to somehow run 26.2 miles. I’ve been lucky enough to know one of runners out of the almost 44,000 in this year’s marathon and decided to check it out to show my support.

I didn’t know a ton about the marathon before moving here but it turns out it is the largest marathon in the world, runs through all 5 boroughs of New York, and attracts athletes from all over the world. Not only that, but it also raises millions of dollars for charities. All of which I’d say are a pretty big deal! Even better, the runners were just a mere block from my apartment so I was close enough to be right in the center of action and was excited to watch the event sidelines and cheer on the runners.

My little video doesn’t do the event justice, but is a little peak at what it was like to check it out! Congrats to all of the runners who ran today and thank you for what you’ve done to help make the city a better place! If you want to find out more about the marathon check out http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/.