New York City Marathon week—a race I hold near and dear to my heart. Besides being from the New York area, 2013 was my first time running it after years of trying to get in through the lottery and one year of being postponed due to hurricane Sandy. The New York City Marathon was technically a 4 year ordeal for me!
So this week, not only do I want to share (re-share!) my marathon recap, I also want to share a fun fact with you!
Yup! That’s ME. Me plastered all over NYC in 2014 as the ‘Get Your Amazing On’ girl is their campaign. (No, I was not paid—I’m sure I signed all my rights to pictures away in my waiver!) It all started one morning when I appeared as the header on the nyrr.org homepage. Friends and family started blowing up my phone and Facebook proclaiming I was famous. As someone who doesn’t really enjoy too much attention, I thought it was cool that my picture was website worthy, but I moved right along…
Little did I know I would soon be up in Times Square.
In a subway station.
On the side of a city bus.
In Women’s Health.
Over the door at the Javits Center for the expo.
I never reached to make the trip to the city to see ‘myself’ in person. Partly because I actually live on Long Island and didn’t really have the time to make the trip in, and partly because like I said—what garners more attention than this?!
Behind the scenes of my fun fact story is what was going on when this picture was taken? I have no idea, but clearly I was feeling pretty amazing! I can only assume the finish line was in sight and I realized I was going to crush my goal and do better than I ever imagined I could.
Luckily they didn’t get me further back when Wake Me Up When It’s All Over by Avicci played and I started crying—otherwise there could’ve been a whole different tagline for that picture (something like ‘Get Your S*** Together’)
Overall, the NYC Marathon was definitely an amazing experience, and now I have a piece of it memorialized forever. I have to admit, the pure jubilation on my face is awe inspiring to me–marathons have a way of doing that!
Have you ever experienced your 15 minutes of fame?
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