Tonight we watched a running movie that I got Rob, “Run For Your Life“. It’s about Fred Lebow and the birth of the NYC Marathon. It’s so interesting to see the creation of a major city marathon come from concept into the largest marathon in the world. It also shows how creating something unusual for the media generates the attention, thus the money to fund such an event. Quite an undertaking and all during a time when running was still foriegn to most and NYC was going through financial and crime struggles during it’s inception. Definitely something to watch if you ever plan to run the NYC Marathon.
Then it was time for my run, 12 Miles on the treadmill. Put me in the mood to buy and listen to Jay-Z “Empire State of Mind”.