Next Sunday I'm swapping palm trees and sunshine for skyscrapers and yellow taxi cabs as I run my first ever New York Marathon. To say I'm super excited is an understatement. This morning I did my last eight mile training run for the marathon and was rewarded for my efforts with his cool customised event running shirt from the charity I've been fundraising for, T2: Team to End AIDS, who raise essential funds for AIDS Project L.A.
It's emotional watching this video of the marathon, so I can't even begin to imagine how I will feel on the day, as it looks like a life-changing experience.
This will be my ninth marathon, but I really think this one will be in a league of its own.
Let the final countdown to race day begin...