Today marks 100 days till NYC Marathon. Training is underway and while some days I do wonder What I was thinking, overall I think it is going good. I’ve got some kinks to work out and I think adjusting on my Garmin will help with that. That is what training is for…. not just to get the body ready, but to work out the kinks.
So while training is underway, I got an email for Bag Check. Many races, it really is a no brainer to check because it really makes no difference. NY is different. If you do not check a bag, you get a super comfy Poncho at the end of the race. It is like getting into a warm blanket at the end of the race. Ahhhhh.
Last time I ran NY, there was no thought. I wanted the Poncho. Besides feeling like heaven at the end of a long day, it says NYC Marathon on it. As a soccer mom, I must admit that it has come in handy on the sidelines there too. That being said, this time I don’t need to get a poncho since I already have one, but it would be nice at the end of the marathon.
Also if you check a bag, it does take longer to get out of the park when your done running. The downside though to not checking a bag is that you do not have any additional items that you may want at the end either. You know like a change of clothes. Maybe a sweatshirt. Additional calcium and such. There is much to think of because these are all good things to have at the end of a long day.
That being said last time I ran NY, I had none of the above mentioned things and I survived. So as of now it is a toss up.
But I’m pretty sure that I am going with the Poncho. I’ve got time to think this through and I’m sure that I will change my mind several times right up until I hit send. And then I will question myself some more.
What do you plan to do?
I’m debating. I Do bag check because after the marathon, I like to stretch, shower, and change clothes at my gym on w83rd. Then, go out to hang with friends. Secretly, I like to have a cigarette or two when I get my bag. This year, I am in a different situation, because I live not to far from Central Park in Harlem. I know if i go home right after the marathon then I probably will not go out. With this long winded response, I guess I’ll be checking a bag.