As many of you know, I started running in 2007. I’ve done a few half marathons, some 10ks and several 5ks. I’m on this crazy running-every-day kick, and coming up on one year of that. The marathon is something that “would be nice”. Since I started running, I thought ONE would be nice. Just to say I’ve done it. (Please note: I said the same thing about 5k, 10k and half marathons). Last year around this time, I started looking around just to see what marathon I might be interested in.
My dream marathon was the Nike Women’s Marathon. I’m not alone, so many people want to do this marathon, that they have had to resort to a lottery system to select runners.
Now, I had no plans for a marathon this year. Or even next year. I told myself, maybe before I turn 40. However, I saw the lottery was open earlier this month and thought, “WTF?”. Why not? I’ll either get it or I won’t. No big deal.
Holy crap, guess what? I got it. Just received my notification today. I am registered for the Nike Women’s Marathon. October 17, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. So I am both completely excited and completely freaked out!