By now, I’m sure you’re over how many times you’ve been told running this marathon will be a life changer, or some such, and how it will probably turn you into a devoted marathon runner. If neither of these things end up being true, it's OK.
I will never run more than five consecutive miles again if I can help it. Ever. That said, the fact I did so once certainly makes for great party conversation should the chatter ever lag. And it goes without saying that if you are going to do one marathon in your life, this is it. New York is the greatest. You are the luckiest. Good luck.
Glynnis MacNicol is the former media editor at Business Insider, founding editor at Mediaite.com, co-founder of TheLi.st, longtime New Yorker, and one-time New York Marathon runner.