When my brother was three, he decided that he was meant to be a die-hard Yankees fan. And, so, we followed his lead. We have lots of happy memories of summer afternoons spent at Yankees stadium as a family, eating turkey sandwiches from The Market Basket (a popular deli near our house in northern New Jersey) and chanting “Hip, Hip, Jorge!” The ongoing joke about me is that I spent the entire game with my nose in a book (which is totally true, I admit – but, hey, my verbal SAT scores were killer!).
This past Hanukkah, he gave me a Yankees cap in which I plan to train for my next *big* race, the 100 on 100. It’s a 100-mile team relay along Vermont’s Route 100, ending near the Canadian border. Six teammates (gathered together by my life-long friend/long-distance running partner, Audrey) will slug it out for 12+ hours, with total distance per runner coming in at 15-19 miles. My training begins, in earnest, early next month.
In the meantime, a sports-meets-fashion homage to my favorite team. Go, Yanks.
Images by Mariana Zenteno Photography.