Yesterday my eldest daughter completed the New York marathon! It was a perfect day for the run...sunny, around 50 degrees, fabulous crowds...and we were all there to cheer her on. We started in Brooklyn, just two blocks from my younger daughter's apartment, where we saw the elite men runners, had brunch, and then came back out on the street (Maggie started in the last wave of starters, at 10:45. She ran for Team Boomer, raising money for cystic fibrosis awareness, research, and educational scholarships for CF patients.)
We took the subway, cabbed, and walked blocks and blocks to see Maggie at four separate locations. They wouldn't let us to the finish line, but we enjoyed a reunion on Columbus Ave., complete with cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. She not only completed the entire marathon, but she improved her time by 27 minutes from her previous marathon in San Antonio! Her parents, sister, and husband are in awe and had a fabulous time cheering her on.