We finally went to the Empire State Building . I work only a couple of blocks away from this historic place. I love this city and I think that the idea of this building is kind of romantic. I think that it is amazing that 70 some odd years ago people could actually build something as tall as this building. We were on the 86th floor in these pictures. You can see the entire city from where we were. We could see our neighborhood, Josh's building, Central Park, and all of the bridges to the city. It was amazing. It was so peaceful up there. It's probably the only peaceful place in the city.
There were so many runners participating in the race. This isn't a great angle, so you can't really tell- but there were between 2000 and 3000 runners. I can't believe this many people are as crazy as I am. The race I did was a 15k which is 9.3 miles. It was a great run. I really enjoyed running through the park. It was FREEZING and windy but once I got started I was ok. I ran it in 1 hour and 30 minutes. The finish line clock says 1:32 but by the time I crossed the starting line, the clock read 2 minutes. There were so many people that it took about 4 minutes for everyone to start the race. I'll get my official time later. It was 1:30 and some odd seconds. My knees are hurting and I was pretty stiff for a few hours after. Josh is so sweet and he gave me a massage. He is such a good husband. He held my purse while I ran, got me a scone and a water, and was there to support me through my run.