Monday, November 14, 2011
26.2 miles run....$11,852 raised for FSMA
A little before 4:00PM on Sunday, November 6, 2011, I crossed the finish line in Central Park culminating two years of work. When I registered for the lottery to the NYC Marathon in 2009, I had no idea that it would turn into the endeavour that it did. What started out as a "lark" became so much more. It became a mission to honor Nate and help all the other SMA kids & their families by raising funds for FSMA.
A huge THANK YOU goes to Jen and Owen for their love, support and for putting up with a spouse & dad who is training for a marathon. The early morning runs before work, the long runs on the weekends, the afternoon naps after the long runs, etc... I could not have done it without them.
Another huge THANK YOU goes to all of our family and friends that donated to FSMA and offered their support & encouragement to me as I prepared for this marathon. I continue to be amazed at how many people Nate touched in his short time here with us. I am extremely grateful for your generosity!
Here are a couple of photos I wanted to share:
A shot of the Verranzo-Narrows Bridge from the Green Start Village
A shot of the Manhattan skyline as I cross the Pulaski Bridge:
A shot as I run up First Avenue...the number of runners and spectators was incredible:
My 2011 ING NYC Marathon Finisher's Medal:
Thanks again for your support and generosity!