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Fred Lebow was a runner, race director and the founder of the New York City Marathon. His statue is in a beautiful spot in Central Park. For those of us that faithfully run loops and train in the park, he is reminder of strength, determination and good will. I like to think that he is standing by still coaching and encouraging each and every runner that passes by. 

Apparently it is good luck to touch the toes of the Fred Lebow statue before the marathon. Today was an absolute beautiful day for a run in the park. It also seemed like a fitting day to ask for little luck from Fred. I will be doing the NYC Marathon in just 10 days. My first marathon. I will take any luck I can get. Thank you Fred, for giving me and 50,000 of my closest friends the opportunity to go for a little run through the city! I will definitely be thinking of you and saluting your statute when I near the finish line. 

Happy Wednesday my friends!! Keep on running. πŸ˜€πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ


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The NYC Marathon is less than two months away. Gulp. My training runs are getting more frequent and longer. Emphasis on longer. I am just trying to stay healthy and injury free. This weekend is the marathon tune-up. 18 Miles. My longest run EVER. Three loops of Central Park. That means three times up the Harlem Hill, three times waving at the kitty and the little “hills” inbetween. I am gearing up mentally. We (my running partner, Claire and I) have GOT this!!! Bring. It. On. 

All the bravado aside, at this point I am doing anything and everything I can to keep my feet and the rest of me healthy. Epsom salt baths, rolling, stretching, icing, acupuncture and the miracle cream Penetrex. All these helpful devices look suspiciously like “toys” and I have received odd looks from non running friends when they see them lying around. 

I also LOVE my Oofos flip flops for walking around the apartment. It’s all about keeping my feet happy πŸ™‚

May the running Gods be forever in our favor!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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