I’m trying desperately to get these posts out there to the internets and out of my mind before I lose all these amazing memories. I already got the first 24 hours in the last post. Did you check it out? See it here. So now lets talk about Friday night and Saturday.
After Thursday night and Friday day, I really didn’t think it could get any cooler. Scott and I even carved out sometime to do a little sight seeing. We walked the block and a half to Rockerfeller Center and just meandered around Midtown for a while.
After that, it was time for the Runner’s World International Shoe Awards and after party. The name alone gives you goosebumps right? Well, we got there at 7:00 and there, ready to greet us was none other than Bart Yasso. So one thing I forgot to mention in the first recap is that I FINALLY got my first #BARTIE (see it here). The awards themselves were understated and straight forward. Five awards given out in less than 15 minutes. It was cool to see the different editors from Runner’s World International and the winners were interesting but the real story was the after party. I couldn’t resist making up for lost Bartie time. So I managed to get a second #Bartie that day (#DoubleBartie). Now I feel fulfilled. 🙂 See it here.
The after party was pretty laid back and the five of us stayed pretty close until we met this guy….
After the party, I met Scott out for dinner at Maloney and Porcelli for a late dinner and ended up having a blast with the waiter, an Irish immigrant who was an amazing character.
Saturday we got to sleep in and get some breakfast before heading to the highline for a walk to the Huge Selfie Stick Activation that Asics setup in the Meat Packing District.
This thing was crazy..You hand them your phone, they put it in this device that shoots it way up into the air and times it to take a 15 second video. It was pretty darn cool. Here’s the one our group did.
We just couldn’t help ourselves. I mean really…give a blogger a giant selfie stick and you know that chaos will ensue. Here’s the behind the scenes view of another version we did.
I could’ve eatten two bowls of pasta but I knew I should stop. It was interesting to sit there and watch the neighborhood kids treat or treat into the businesses. It never occurred to me that they would have to do that. I guess I take our neighborhood for granted. We really missed our babies Saturday night but after a quick check of my pre-race gear and race gear, it was time for bed.
I thought I looked pretty good. 🙂 At this point, I could’ve left and felt completely grateful for the experience. It simply was a weekend to remember but the marathon hadn’t even happened yet. I promise in my next post all the gory marathon recap details you’re probably looking for.
In the meantime, just relive these experiences with me. 🙂