Nike Women’s Marathon

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!

  • Randy

    Very cool. Hopefully the hills are few. Good luck!

  • http://www.lotusrockstar.com Rob Novak

    Congratulations! Liz has run the half several times and you are going to LOVE the finish line.

  • Dan Soares

    Cool! Enjoyed your recent webinar by the way. You and Tom do a good job together…


  • http://www.runningnotes.net Kathy Brown

    Thanks all!

    @Rob – yep! Liz and I were just talking about it the other day! I can’t wait. Emoticon

  • http://www.runningnotes.net Kathy Brown

    @Dan – Thanks! It’s always good to hear feedback, and it’s GREAT to hear good feedback. Emoticon

  • http://www.wildunknown.com John James

    Congrats!!! I think you are now officially out of my league as a runner. Emoticon

  • Dennis Tolentino

    I’m considered a legacy runner for the Nike Women’s Marathon, even though I’m male and have only run the half marathon every year. It’ll be hilly, you can’t avoid them in SF, but just train for the hills and you’ll be fine. The women seem to really love the race and I love running with all the women Emoticon

  • http://null Abigail

    Good Luck!!!

    I started running this year, I run my firs 5K and like you “I thought ONE would be nice”… but now I want more. I am hoping to do 1/2 Marathon for 2011 Nike Womens Marathon.

  • http://null null

    good luck tomorrow!Emoticon

  • http://null Bridget

    Great story :)

    How did you do??

    I started running around Thanksgiving in 2009. I did the 5k Turkey Trot in Clearwater Florida. I did my first half marathon a few weeks ago the Chicago half and it was amazing!! I am doing a women’s half marathon in November and the Disney Princess half marathon in February. I turn 30 next year and I really want the NWM in 2011 to be my first marathon. Any advice on how to get in?