Brooklyn Half Marathon

Henry and Mark met me after I finished the Brooklyn Half Marathon this morning. I hadn’t run this race for a few years. The course has changed (now ending in Coney Island instead of Prospect Park) and so has my ability to recover as quickly as I used to. I am pretty sore as I write this. It was sure nice to know I could hug my Henry after I was done running. That is what kept me going when I started to struggle in the last mile.

This was Henry’s first trip to Coney Island. He didn’t really get to see much of it, but I told him that the Cyclone will probably still be around when he is old enough to ride it. I tend to forget that people are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island seems to be in a long recovery mode and it is pretty sad as both Mark and I have some fun memories of attending concerts and playing volleyball with friends there. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs is still closed, but I am sure Coney Island will recover eventually.

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Henry and me in front of the Cyclone.

Henry and I watch the other runners at the end of the race.

Henry and I watch the other runners at the end of the race.

Henry found my finisher medal to be a nice chew toy.

Henry found my finisher medal to be a nice chew toy.

5 thoughts on “Brooklyn Half Marathon

  1. Looks like you had a great day! So nice to live vicariously through you all. Well, when you get here we are going to show you all the excitement that Laramie has to offer, but probably we will all just be happy to sit around and baby watch all day. Cant wait.

  2. Go, Jacqui, and congrats on running the race! You look great and so does sweet Henry. Is the Cyclone the ride that was blown out to sea by Hurr. Sandy ? Looks like the photos I’ve seen in the news. PS- I can’t understand why all those people are looking the other way when they could turn around and see the most adorable baby boy in America ! Wish I could hug him and kiss that precious face. Love, Gran Lois

    • The Cyclone roller coaster is in Coney Island, Brooklyn and it’s still operational. You probably saw another one on the Jersey Shore that was washed out to sea and has since been dismantled.

      Coney Island had a lot of flooding and damage from the hurricane but the amusement park and boardwalk have been mostly repaired.

      • Oh, thanks for clarifying, Mark. I’m glad the one I saw on the news has been dismantled and also glad Coney Island has been repaired. PS – Don’t ever let “my baby” ride on that Cyclone thing ! It looks scary ! (I know, I know, we can’t wrap him in cotton. But I’d like to.)

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