New York, New York.
Today is the day the 2017 New York City Marathon lottery opens. Thousands of hopeful runners will be applying to run the largest marathon in the world. There is truly nothing like running through the streets of New York City. It’s an experience of a lifetime, and a dream for many.
Running the TCS NYC Marathon was my dream when I was blessed to be able to run it in 2015. Honestly, I still believe it to be a dream… I ran it once and I haven’t thought of much else but running through those five boroughs again since.
Last year, I found myself thinking of nothing but my favorite city, and being able to re-experience it all over again. 2015, training for and running the NYC Marathon was the best year of my life. My love for New York and the marathon have only increased since actually experiencing all 26.2 miles.
So, maybe it was a badly kept secret, but I want to run it this year. I believe that 2017 is my year to go back. My local running group has known about my longing to run NYC for a second time. But, this is the first time I’m actually putting it out there on my blog and social media.
2017 is the year I will again stand ready on Staten Island and hear the crooning of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”
Today, I apply for the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon lottery. Will you be applying?