Saturday, July 5, 2008
Statues on Parade Marathon
Click here for my MLBlog about my Statues on Parade Marathon that I ran through New York City on the Fourth of July -- combining my love of running with seeing all 42 of our MLB Statues of Liberty on Parade. They are 10-foot replicas of the real Statue of Liberty. I ran from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and made lots of friends along the way. It could not really duplicate a true marathon because of the starting and stopping, but the net effect was pretty close, and the chafing was the worst (no fluid stations). Can you believe the Cubs statue is right next to the entrance of our New York Stock Exchange? That had better be a good omen for the economy! It was a little freaky if you know what I mean. Thank you to my friends at the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation for assisting me in escorting me right past the line and onto the boat! Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth. These were the fifth and 42 statues I saw...go see all of them and experience New York City like never before!