Note: Robert and I were in NYC last weekend with for him to run the NYC Marathon. Robert's twin brother, Charles, ran with him.
Charles and Robert had to catch a bus for the starting line at 5:30 so I very generously got up and took their picture before going back to bed
Charles took pictures of the marathon staging area. An estimated 43,000 runners participated in this year's NYC Marathon!
This was Robert and Charles's 13th Marathon
It was Robert's second time to run NYC, which he cites as his favorite, and Charles's first
Meanwhile, Patti and I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and then walked to Mile 17 (at 2nd and 64th) to try and spot our runners. Here we are passing Central Park. Aren't the leaves beautiful?
I am very blessed to have Patti for my sister-in-law. We get along very well which is handy because our husbands are extremely close
We arrived at our watching spot about 15 minutes early and edged our way to the front. Right on schedule Robert and Charles ran by! (Robert is in orange and Charles in white on the right-hand side)
"Good luck, guys! See you at the finish!"
What would be the opposite of running 26.2 miles on a Sunday morning? Perhaps sitting in a cafe near Carnegie Hall and sharing an eclair?
The Family Reunion area on Central Park West was a bit of a zoo, but we finally located Robert and Charles
Charles and Robert posed with their medals as we made our back to our hotel
I'm so proud of Robert!
We enjoyed the evening wine reception at our hotel before heading out for our victory dinner (sadly this dark grainy picture taken with Charles's cell phone is the only one I got of the four of us in NY)
For dinner we met an SMU friend who'd also run in the Marathon. Lisa lives in NY and had made reservations for us at a fabulous Upper East Side Italian restaurant called Nino's
After dinner we walked around Times Square. We saw a lot of runners sporting their medals
Monday morning we did a little souvenir shopping before stopping for a slice of NY pizza and heading to the airport
Goodbye, New York! Hope to be back soon!
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