Are you all ready for a spectacular Friday? I know I am. I’m ready for a fun 3 day weekend that’s for sure. Swim meets, training runs (or 1 training run) and who knows what other trouble I’ll get into.
Do you ever have that one or several races that you want to run one day and have them planned out and which years you’d like to get them done? Well the NYC Marathon is one of those races for me. Yesterday the lottery opened up for the race and will be open until February 15. I got the email from NYRR and looked at it and even pulled up the website to explore. Then I deleted the email. I was hemming and hawing because I didn’t know if I wanted to spend the time training for it if I did get in, but then again I would like to attempt another marathon this year. But the money and race entry fee, hotel, food, and everything else. Did I really want to sign up, knowing with my luck that I would get into the race. Sure you get charged to be in the lottery and it’s a nominal fee, but the race entry! WOW! The training takes a lot of time, and I wasn’t sure that I was ready to spend another summer going for 4-5 hour training runs. Yes, that long! I’m not a fast runner and I definitely take my walk breaks! Luckily I have people who understand and support me 100% in my journey. That is the best feeling ever.
Well I did it! I signed up for the lottery. EEK! What in the world did I just do?! No, seriously that was my reaction right after I signed up. November 1 has been marked out in my planner so that, just in case I get in, I can go. Once they run the selection, I’ll be able to really start making plans for going to NYC. I’ve been up there for a day, but I hope to be up there for a few days to enjoy the city and friends before I run the race.
I get ahead of myself! I must bring myself back to reality and know that it’s a lottery and that I may or may not get into the race. It will be great either way. The next adventure!
Good luck to all who have entered the lottery or who plan to enter! For those who got guaranteed entry! You will rock it!