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Almost Speechless (NYC Marathon 2013)

6 Comments 04 November 2013

Almost Speechless (NYC Marathon 2013)

An inspiring event ran through our “back yard” yesterday, and I thought I’d share a glimpse of it with you. The immensity of the event and the dedication of all who were involved renders me almost speechless. The athletes who trained and competed, the police officers who shut down busy city streets, the crowds bringing encouragement… It left me with few words.






Priscah_Jeptoo_Gluten-Free_CatPriscah Jeptoo – Women’s Marathon Winner


Geoffrey Mutai – Men’s Marathon Winner



Readers, dish!

What brought you encouragement or inspiration this weekend?

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6 Comments so far

  1. amber says:

    Beautiful post, Heather. For me this weekend…just accepting and living with disease. I had a rough weekend, health has not been great (or good). So for me, perseverance is always a motivation. Keep moving forward, don’t let what you can’t control keep you down and find what you can control and make it happen…to make things better. Thinking positive, putting things into perspective, reaching out and recognizing that love, above all else, is what matters (then I hug my husband and my children and everything feels right).

    Have a great week! xo

  2. You captured the lovely autumn colours and the amazing athletes really well! I can imagine how invigorating it must have felt to be so close…

    Just like Amber I haven’t been feeling well.

    But since I booked a holiday (starting in two days) I am desperate to get better. So that’s motivating in itself 😉

    It would be such a shame not to be able to eat the yummy foods (due to food allergies resulting in eczema…) aargh…

    But if all else fails I’ll just sit in the sand looking out on the sea, being grateful that I got the opportunity to go away for a few days.

  3. Emma says:

    I find athletes so inspiring. A reminder of what dedication and true commitment can achieve.
    This weekend friends brought me encouragement. After moving to a new place a month or so ago I’m beginning to feel like I’m connecting with some lovely people :)

  4. Kat says:

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures. And I REALLY want to thank you for sharing the pictures of the athletes who use wheelchairs to compete. They are truly amazing athletes and are often overlooked. Your pictures are amazing and it looked like a beautiful fall day in NYCity.

  5. Oh wow! I ran a marathon once and it was SO HARD! I actually decided to never run one again, BUT, it was quite the amazing feeling when I did it =)
    I’m finding inspiration close to home right now through friends and family.

  6. Crunchy says:

    I had the honor to volunteer at the Marathon. We were stationed past the finish line; I am in awe of what those folks accomplished.

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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