Day three of NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. On Saturday and Sunday there are no prompts. NO PROMPTS! Fortunately, I’ve got a bit of an itch I need to scratch. And perhaps a question for those in the know?
Remember my amazing neighbor Heather?
She raised $3,000 for Camp Hole in the Wall, promising to pay what she could not make. Today, she packed her bags and drove herself to New York. When she hit New Jersey, she heard the news. The Marathon was cancelled.
It kills me to think of the expense, the time off work, the anticipation, the training… all that gone. Fortunately, she has an amazing person to stay with in New York. She will be able to have some quality girl time away from her daily routine.
I’ve heard, “How could they hold the race when locals need the gas, food and lodging?!” I’ve also heard, “We are New Yorkers! We are strong. We will prevail. We will race!”
I completely understand why the race was cancelled. I am not “for” or “against” any decision made. I will not even pretend to know all the facts that influenced this decision. Let’s just call me “Switzerland.”
What are your thoughts on the race cancellation? And the timing? I would especially love to hear from those in the area!