The NYC Half Marathon has to be one of my favorite races that I have completed. It starts in the beautiful Central Park, runs through Times Square, then along the Hudson River and finishes in the Financial District. I was fortunate enough to get into via their lottery two years in a row in 2011 (video above) and 2012. Not only was it a beautiful race, but it is the one and only time my mom has seen me run a race. New York will always hold a close place in my heart because Jaz, my mom, Jaz’s parents, and sister all cheered me on that day. I am blessed to have shared that moment with the people that I love.