I’m Karen. I am a fun-runner and marathoner-wannabe, living and running in NYC.
The RUNWRIGHT blog started as a way for me to record my training progress for my first marathon. Now, it has grown to become a tool to keep me motivated and keep track of the people and things that inspire me on my journey to the starting line and beyond.
These are my thoughts during and between runs.
It was the first annual NY Run of the Champions – a run that circles the stadium and ends on the field of the new Giants stadium. Yes, I know it’s called the METLIFE stadium, but to us Giants fans, we consider the stadium ours. So when I ended my first race on the field, I imagined I heard Troy Aikman finally yelling “Karen for the Touchdown”.
My time was awful but it was my first race so, of course, it was a PR.
I remember I had a hectic morning but I was excited to be helping a charity by simply running.
I was fighting a cold, had fallen off my training plan and was exhausted by the time I got to mile 9.
Not being familiar with Staten Island, I had no idea how to leave the island other than by ferry and the only route I knew to get to the ferry was the road I was running on. So at that point, I was no longer running to finish the race; I was just running to get home. I just happened to have gotten my finisher’s medal in the process.
Here, I am participating in the Tour de Bronx 2012…