I do not even know where to start. This week has been a roller coaster ride to say the least.
My sister and I arrived in NYC around noon today. We had lunch, went to the expo and were having a great time. We got our bib numbers and were ready to run!
As we were leaving the expo my sister started getting texts from friends saying they were so sorry the race had been cancelled. She texted back that it was still on. Then we checked the main NYC Facebook page and the website which confirmed that the race was still on. Then we got a phone call from a friend saying it was just on the news that it was called off. We found the expo bus drop-off area and runners getting off confirmed what we were dreading.
I 100% agree with the decision to cancel the marathon in light of the recent hurricane. I just wish it would have been decided MUCH sooner than it was. People have flown in from across the world and all over the US to get here when this could have been avoided.
We both decided immediately that we WERE going to run this weekend. We’ve come all this way and I bought a plane ticket with the intention of running. So long story short we found two races within driving distance and decided on one in Pennsylvania. I have a cousin that lives 45 minutes away from the race that offered to host us! It is a smaller race (field capped at 750 runners for half and full). It is called the Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Marathon. Anyone heard of it before? Twenty minutes after we registered the marathon sold out! So glad we got in. We are spending tonight in NYC and heading to PA in the morning.
I know God has a plan and I am SO thankful that I’m with my sister. This trip has definitely been unforgettable. I know there are way more important things in this life that running. We are safe, healthy and blessed more than we know.