Thursday, October 30, 2008

nyc marathon: packet pick-up at the expo

i just got back from packet pick-up at the javits center. it was great hanging out with michael, pam and emmy. while michael and i had a more typical experience at the (bib, chip check and goodie bag), pam had to cancel her 2008 entry and emmy had to collect a new bib for the local competitive start. then we all headed inside and checked out the various booths together.

pam and emmy at the security check-point.

there's still time to change my mind (michael looking on).

the somber moment: saying farewell to the bib - a dns for 2008, but guaranteed entry for 2009.

after the bib pick-up and chip check, just before the goodie bags.

this year the race shirt has no images of nyc! instead, the royal blue long-sleeved tech shirt has the relatively rhetorical question, " what does it take?" on the front, with the answer, "heart pounding dedication," below it. the sleeve has the race details: "ing new york city marathon 2008."

we got to say hello to bart yasso. he's holding up his book, "my life on the run: the wit, wisdom, and insights of a road racing icon," which i had the pleasure of reading last summer.

after the expo, michael, emmy and i walked uptown check out the "bond bound: ian fleming & the art of cover design" exhibit at bonhams galleries.

1 comment:

peter said...

Reading your post and looking at the photos brought back the great memories of running the NYCM in 2006. My favorite marathon, by a lot! I stayed in a B&B in St. George, so I headed on over to Fort Dupont at 9:10 and got there at 9:25, with just enough time to get comfortable and then be off! What a great race.