Thank You and This Guy


First of all, I really just have to take a minute to thank you for all the good luck comments and the congratulations about the TCS New York City Marathon. I just don’t take the time to tell you enough how much your encouragement means to me and how incredible it is to have you come on all these crazy journeys (the good ones and the bad ones) with me. I’m so blessed and YOU inspire me daily.

Someone asked me recently how I got into blogging and I don’t even really know. I just started randomly writing as a lost new mom of twin boys trying to find my way.

I’m still finding it, but man this life, this journey, the friends I’ve made……

It is incredible and I never could’ve dreamed it would turn into this.



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We said our goodbyes to the city last night and are safely back at home. My traveling companion is still complaining about shin splints from all the walking we did. I feel really great physically actually, but am beyond sleep deprived. Not by choice, but I just haven’t had a good night’s sleep because of travel and all this life business stuff I have going on in my head. Beavis.

I don’t have it in me to write a full recap on the marathon just yet, but I do have some fun pictures from our adventures.

The first day after our red eye was so cold and rainy.

Oh and yes, this amazing guy was with my for the entire journey. I can’t thank him enough for putting up with me and all my craziness. Sharing this adventure with him was truly amazing.

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That made the whole walk to the expo thing very long. Luckily the expo was a blast for everyone. Ha ha.

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My big purchase from a street vender was a pretzel and then an US Weekly right before we left. Andrew went for a hot dog.

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I’m not sure how impressed he was or not.

Our first night in Time Square we learned that those heroes that try to photo bomb you actually are looking for tips.

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I had no clue. I thought they just wanted to jump in our picture. They were not happy when I wanted to leave without giving them any money. Oops. Next time I’ll know.

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Obviously the main reason we took the picture anyway was to send it to the boys.

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We tried to fit in as much sight seeing as possible yesterday before we left since Andrew had never been to New York City before.

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Please no comments about my foot attire. I was too cold so had to wear my PC Dress Socks with my shoes. Silly, yes, but Andrew said I could pull it off because it was New York.

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Oh and New York in the fall was just amazing.

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Yesterday’s weather was perfect. Thank goodness too because my whole body was still tense from being cold for so long on race day.

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I’ll write about all our eats around the city in a different post, but we sure consumed our fair share of Starbucks.

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Heck yes, I was super classy and went from my other shoes to comfortable slipper like shoes. Lovely.

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I just had to buy a magazine off the street. For some reason I was really excited about this. Ha ha.

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We’re doing the family thing the rest of today. We missed the boys so darn much so are getting as much quality time as we can with them today.

Time is love. Funny how the minute you’re away from your kids you already miss them. Gosh it’s so hard to be away from them.

Marathon recap will be on the way shortly. I just need a little time to recover, rest and hug the boys a bazillion and one times.


Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    Looks like another great adventure through the city with a marathon on your heels. Don’t know if I am more excited to see some of the eats along the way or the fact that you are so down to earth sporting your comfy slipper like shoes in NYC ~ fashion capital isn’t it? ha!

    Just keeping it real!!

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    RFC says:

    Magazine street vendors always remind me of Seinfeld. Looks like you had a great adventure! Congrats again on your race!

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    Sasha says:

    Looks like it was a great weekend – so happy for you! Love the pics of you and A. Can’t wait to hear more about it.

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    I am so glad you had a fabulous weekend here! The weather was awful but New York is always a good time.

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    Love the pictures and glad you guys got a little vacation out of the marathon! I live 15 minutes out of the city and grew up here so it’s fun to see your take on it. It really is an amazing city this time of year, and winter in my opinion (even though it’s cold!) It’s so true that you wind up missing the kids and just want to get back to them. As much as I love getting away with my husband for a rare night, it just doesn’t feel complete without the whole gang.

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    I’m glad you got a little bit of nice weather, the city is much nicer when it’s not pouring down rain! And hooray for not travelling alone! Looks like you guys fit a lot of things in a short amount of time.

    Enjoy being home with your boys! 🙂

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    Laura P says:

    Great pics! Glad your husband was able to go with you. I love NYC!

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    Kathee says:

    Oh New York City is amazing!!

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    Erica says:

    What a trip! You and your husband seem like a great pair 🙂

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    Kim says:

    So glad that Andrew went with you. I wondered who the “we” was since you never said or showed his picture:) It was probably nice for y’all to have some time together without the boys (cute as they are)!!!

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    They will love that Avengers picture!

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    Tess says:

    Aww! I love this post! What a treasure for you two to be able to have some together time and share these moments.

  13. 13

    Have you ever been to Hollywood blvd? I didn’t know about the money thing too and spiderman chased me for about 50 yards! Glad Stuftdaddy got to share in the experience #familyfirst

  14. 14

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am always amazed how many posts you write & get out – I am clueless on how to do that!!!! I hope all is OK Kristin – I am thinking of you!!!!

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