Halloween and the New York City Marathon

It’s going to be a great weekend. Tomorrow is Halloween, of course, and Sunday is the Marathon. I walked home through Central Park yesterday after a meeting, and they were setting up for the marathon.

I was already feeling like it was such a perfect day, mostly because of the leaves, I think. They were everywhere, with that wonderful leaf-pile fragrance. Then when I came upon a press conference about the Marathon, I don’t know. That just put me over the top. I’ve always loved Marathons. All that energy and effort, I’ve decided that something must physically be happening to everyone who is nearby when a marathon is run. Because I get, and I think everyone gets, what feels like an endorphin rush, just by standing on the sidelines cheering.

New York City Marathon Preparation, 2015

New York City Marathon Preparation, 2015

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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