Mayumi in NYC last weekend…and back for her 6th Reggae Marathon December 3. But let’s hear from her directly…
It was nice to see you at EXPO as always. I always like to feel a lot of positive vibes and energy there. But seeing & talking to you, Frano and Kenton got my Reggae Marathon ON definitely.
As for my NYC Marathon this year, I enjoyed it and broke 4 hours this time!! My watch was stopped accidentally at mile 7, and i was shocked (and a kind of panic!) but just trusted my body and what I’ve done, training, the words my friends gave me the rest of miles… then I got the time, 3:56:53. It was not what I’ve expected, YAY!
Also, one more thing that made me smile was my Reggae Marathon friends, Larry & Karen, Lisa, Angela… all of them participated NYC Marathon as well and we encouraged each other and.. we said ” See you in Negril soon!”.
Look forward to seeing you again in Negril soon.
PS: After crossing the finish line at NYC Marathon, I got the medal. The guy who gave me the medal was Jamaican. He asked me “Are you Jamaican!?” since I was putting the Jamaican wrist band! We enjoyed talking and I asked him to run Reggae Marathon! It was happy time by the way.
Mayumi writes for the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Japanese blog. You can catch up with her posts here: JTB Japan, Mayumi
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)