Monday, November 8, 2010

ING 2010 Marathon & Nissan Leaf

This weekend has been so crazy but crazy GOOD!!!!

It all started on Saturday afternoon when Missy and I attended the Marathon Expo.


Nissan invited both of us and fellow bloggers Jess, Lauren, Patty, and Tracy to learn more about the Nissan Leaf and enjoy some pre marathon festivities…


First we learned about the Nissan Leaf…


Here are some things I learned about the Leaf…

  • 100% electric - no gas required
  • Zero tailpipe emissions/Zero Emissions Vehicle
  • partially recycled light gray cloth seat fabric
  • range - 100 miles/charge based upon US EPA LA4 City cycle2
  • speeds up to 90 mph
  • 5 passengers, 5 doors

We were also lucky enough to meet Olympic/ Marathon runner Ryan Hall!!!!!!!! Who was super nice!!!!!

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Totally unrelated…if you are an avid So You Think You Can Dance viewer, you might recognize this guy! I couldn't help but take a picture with him!


After the Expo, we all went to Strala Yoga for a private yoga session with Michael Taylor (husband of Tara Stiles). He was such a great teacher!

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This class was amazing!!!!!! I usually do yoga at home but after this class, I realized how much I have missed the class setting…I think I will be going back for more!!!!!!!

After the Yoga Class we were whisked away to Central Park for the Pre Marathon Dinner!!!!!!!!


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I can’t even describe the energy in this room…

AND just when I thought things could not any better…Nissan Supplied us with Bleacher seating at the Finale of the Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was such a great day and I owe it all to Nissan!!!!! Thank you for providing us with all these wonderful things!


Sunday Morning I woke up and I kid you not, it felt like Christmas morning!!!!!!

I had two passes to the Marathon so I decided to bring my boy…



Missy also had tickets so we all went together….


We arrived in Central Park, and I jumped around like a little girl!


I even spotted the Dominican Flag!


We found our seats and then enjoyed the pre-marathon entertainment…

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Then everyone started to arrive!!!!!

First the Wheelchair contestants arrived at the finish line…


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Then the elite women made their way down to the finish line!!!!!

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And then the elite men!!!!!

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And then the waves of people came!

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I never cheered so much in my life!


Ayer  was such a wonderful day!!!!! and It only reminded me how much I love to run! This morning it was windy, raining, and hailing…and all I wanted to do was put on my sneakers and RUN! AND I DID!

I don’t know if I am on a runners high but I want to do the 2012 marathon!!!!!!



  1. You got to meet Ryan Hall? That is bangin' ;)

  2. great seats!! u need to im me about this "boy" of yours.. i'm quite of of the loop. we went to SD to visit ur godson plus other nephews and they were great. they're doing really well and matthew has taking a strong liking to me.. ask joseph, he's jealous =P.. keep me posted. i can't even look at the marathon photos w/o getting emotional.. the nyc marathon is just crazy!! see u thanksgiving probably?? xoxo

  3. Such a fun weekend! We were nonstop all the 3 days! Loved it! I had the hardest time getting out of bed today!!!

  4. Woww how aweeesome!!! Thats so cool you got to meet him!

  5. What a fun day---super jealous! I have no clue who those two guys you took pictures with are but I am happy you got to meet them lol. Thats so inspiring to see all those people (especially the ones in wheelchairs) cross the finish line!

  6. Looks like a great day! And you look so happy with the man ;)

  7. How fun Mari!!!! I'm jealous! I love watching marathoners and dreaming of running one myself one of these days.

    P.S. I finally got to hang with Mansana and we talked about you. Wish you were at Foodbuzz!

    Aren't the elite runners so impressive? I'm always blown away. How the hell do they do it?

  8. Is that the new bf?!!!?! I am happy you had an awesome marathon day and you were not even sore!

  9. Sounds like a great time!! And, your BF is such a cutie. You two make a beautiful couple Mari. You look so happy :) As always!
    Good for you for putting your sneakers on and running when you had that urge. I love a good runners (or workouters...) high!

  10. I lvoe that you've caught the marathon bug! I'm going to try to do 9 NYRR races this year so I can do 2012 as well! Such an awesome experience that Nissan gave you...I'm jealous :P

  11. What a great day! I live for Marathon Sunday. You should and could definitely do the marathon in 2012 :) DO IT!!!

  12. Have you seen the Nissan Leaf commericial with the polar bear hugging the man for being green? It is both adorable and hilarious.

    Amazing seats. That would be epic to watch.

  13. What an exciting weekend! Good for Nissan...I hope those cars become mainstream. I have a hybrid, but when they're available, I will look into an even more eco friendly car.

    Great marathon seats! What a thrill!

  14. you guys totally scored big time! i think you were the marathon winners haha :) glad you had such a fun time!

  15. How cool was that Mari?! I watched it on t.v., I can imagine you would get a runners high after seeing all those elite runners!

  16. sounds like your having fun!!wetwew!!lol such a great weekend. Ryan Hall?! drool:)
    health is riches

  17. I'd say the best part of the weekend was the fireworks under the stars at Central Park on Saturday Night! (oh! and after a super long day, finally eating dinner!) :-)

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