Last weekend at the New York Marathon, tens of thousands of goals were met and life-long dreams realized as runners from all over the world raced their way through the 42 kilometre course around the city. But if you think a marathon is all about running, think again. It's about people. The city was alive with people coming together: to run, cheer, encourage, and support each other.
Here are some photos of the lululemon community last Sunday:
appreciate the moment
The lululemon New York stores offered complimentary yoga for runners before the marathon and reminded everyone to breathe deeply, appreciate the moment, and take it all in.
The lululemon cheer station was at Mile 23 in Harlem. Cowbells, tambourines and vocal cords were the instruments of choice.
The right message can literally motivate or inspire a runner when they need it the most -- and hopefully induce laughter. Laughter makes your muscles hurt less: it's a fact.
friends and family
As Caity wrote in her pre-marathon blog post, running often makes you feel gratitude and thankful for the people in your life. After the marathon, the streets were full of tired, happy, and grateful runners.
The day ended with a yoga demo from our New York ambassadors and a post-race party at lululemon Lincoln Square.
Marathons build athletes, but they also build community. And community is what supports a marathon. We were proud to be part of this inspiring celebration of athletics and of the human spirit. See you next year, New York!