Nothing like countless total strangers walking by and saying congratulations.
The Columbus Circle Subway Station is all decked out in Ads for a Running Shoe Company. They were one of the sponsors of the NYC Marathon. I would mention their name but I can't remember it. Come to think of it I have no idea what brand of shoe I ran the marathon in.
A lot of other Marathoners came to look at the ads. I actually got some high fives from other people wearing their medals.
These ads are nice for the 1% of us.. For the rest they are just shiny walls.
On one wall the names of all the registered runners were printed really tiny.
At my best (15 years ago) I made a huge effort to run 90 second quarters in a track work out. I did 10 90 second quarters with a 90 second break in between. I though I was gonna die.
In the NYC Marathon Ryan Hall (and a few others) ran 105 consecutive quarter miles faster than I could have ever run one.
There were more ads...
|Don't Mistake I did it for I'm done.|
|Ah, that new person smell|
|First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn|