Saturday, November 1, 2014

Race Report: Women's Health Run 10 Feed 10 NYC

Setting: the beautiful city of New York!
view from our window! 

Wearing my FEED foundation bracelet to breakfast
We arrived in NYC on Fri night from train from DC.  We got up early and had breakfast in Central Park and went for a run.  

Love running in Central Park
We headed over to City Sports at Rockefeller Center for packet pickup.  My bib was at the VIP table...I felt very important!

My pic made Women's Health Magazines instagram feed!

The Race:  We started at Hudson River Park at Pier 84.  I headed down there with my husband and daughter.  They had registered to run as well, with the stroller.  I went to the bathroom quickly and then headed to the Panasonic Tent to get hooked up with the video camera I would wear for the race to film footage for Panasonic and Women's Health Magazine. 
The course was an out and back along the East Highway and we would have had really great views, but it was quite foggy that day. 
The Finish Line Festival:  Tents were set up giving away all sorts of free things, yoga mats, towels, hair ties, Women's Health Magazines, etc.  Seiko was there raffling off watches and Lincoln Motor Co. was giving away yoga mats.  There was a stage with music and dancing, and later some yoga/stretching.  I stopped by the Panasonic tent to get a make up refresh...normally I don't look good after finishing a 10k!
Afterwards, I headed over to the VIP tent for some pictures and post-race refreshments. 

Action Heroes meet up post race at the VIP tent!
Then we used the afternoon to sightsee and walk the city.  I love New York!  This race really sealed the deal that I wanted to run the New York City Marathon one day!  Thanks Women's Health Magazine for this amazing opportunity.   I would definitely run this one again....great city, great cause!  I love that by running 10k, I provided 10 meals.  Hunger is a solvable problem. 

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