T – 2 days

The past three weeks were somewhat of a blur. I completed my second 20 miler and topped my weekly mileage to 43 miles. Then my mileage quickly dropped off as I tried to recover from a dreadful cough which lasted for 1.5 weeks. The cough is now gone but I feel exhausted from my daily activities with the girls.
So here I am traveling solo – my first time away from my daughters – already missing them but enjoying the peace and solitude.
Ultimately my goal is to completely soak in the NYC experience and enjoy the race. I would be very happy with a 4 hr marathon but anywhere between 4 and 4:30 is a satisfactory finish.