Best NYC Marathon Moments/signs

  1. Dancing at the start line + national anthem
    Of course, the guy who sang the star spangled banner jumped in right after and ran the race
  2. First friend signing - somewhere around mile 8
  3. Seeing my mom hand out water at mile 10
  4. The fans and their signs were really what kept me feeling amazing.
    Putting my name on my shirt meant that random strangers would yell my name and say encouraging things and I would tell back and say thank you
  5. Lots of Trump signs
  6. More Trump
  7. I never thought about RUN and RUM are so similar...but there were several iterations of this
  8. The kids were amazing - so many had their hands out ready to give high fives
  9. A sign just for me
    This is a friend, who held the sign both of 1st Ave and 5th Ave. there were a handful of other "go Jill" signs held by strangers for other strangers who share my name. I pretended that they were for me ;)
  10. Last Damn Bridge
    This was everyone's favorite according to he Facebook posts since the run. There are 5 bridges and they are quiet and "hilly" (not SF hills)
  11. Even more Trump...
  12. Just plain encouragement
  13. And enthusiasm for the random stranger
  14. Lots of love for someone's mom. Occasionally a wife or sister but it was mostly about a mom
  15. Being a fan is hard work too
  16. To be fair, running 26.2 miles is actually pretty crazy
  17. I loved being welcomed to each borough
  18. There were lots of giant heads. They were kind of creepy. There were also lots of cat heads. I didn't really get the cats.
  19. And lots of promises of drinks once we were finished...
  20. Or threats that it might be gone if we don't hurry up!