Throughout our time out East, we moved between New Jersey and New York, visiting and passing through most of the 5 boroughs. On our way from New Jersey out to Long Island, we drove through Staten Island.
I don’t know if I have ever been to or through Staten Island before, but after the Chicago marathon last October, I added the NYC marathon to my bucket list. As we were crossing over the Verrazano Bridge, my cousin mentioned that this is the exact start of the marathon…right here on the upper and lower levels of THIS bridge.
I pulled out my camera to snap a few photos of the bridge, and as we drove across, I began thinking that MAYBE one day, I would be back here in running shoes, filled with anxiety, and about to start a 26.2 mile adventure!
My goal would be to try for 2013, but with a race this popular, I’m not sure I would get it. But, who knows??? Maybe one day!
We headed on about our day driving through new neighborhoods and over different bridges, but I couldn’t help thinking about the Verrazano bridge leaving Staten Island and leading runners on their latest endeavor.
Have you run the NYC marathon?
Anyone else have it on their bucket list?