I don't think I mentioned the race that my husband ran in NYC a few weeks back? It was then 2nd Annual Men's Health Urbanathlon. It was awesome. An 8 mile running race dispersed with 4 stops where there were obstacles - Jersey Wall Hurdles - Marine Hurdles - Balance Beam - Tubes to Crawl Through - 52 Flight Stair Climb (YES 52 FLIGHTS!) - a 6 ft. Wall Climb - and my favorite...the Taxi Cab Hurdle!
We went up to NYC on a Friday on the train (I got us an awesome room on Priceline.com) we picked up his race packet, checked into the swanky Hudson Hotel and then went exploring. Our hotel was only 8 blocks from Times Square it was perfect.
So Saturday morning we had to be up to go to the race by 5...hit a yummy NY bagel store then hailed a taxi the rest of the 15 or so blocks to Central Park where the kick off was. Made it there in plenty of time. They kicked off at 7am and then it was off to the races for me! I felt like I was on Amazing Race...running around the city, grabbing taxi after taxi "Take me to Chelsea Piers!" so that I could catch the 2 obstacle locations that Jimmy and I discussed would be best for me to see. So I made it to both locations, the first right before the first runner made it there and then 2nd...after the first 5 people had finished! Yep...people who were running beat my cab!!
The race was so much fun to watch, well the obstacles were! Here are some pictures...this first one is posted on the Urbanathlon website...Jimmy is #205...no head, but he is still HOT :) I was so incredibly proud of him, he did amazing and keeps amazing me more and more every day. The rest are some of what I took. Oh yea...this might have been the Men's Health Urbanathlon, but there were plenty of women participating and kicking butt too! So if this is up your alley, I suggest you go for it next year!!
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