A little over one week ago, I flippantly said to my husband "I want to run the Nike Woman's Marathon in San Francisco." Of course, the fab hubby, who is my biggest running supporter said: "Just Do It." [Pun intended.]
Thing is, the Nike Women's Marathon is very, very popular. To be held in San Francisco on October 14, 2012, Nike is sponsoring a three-day running expo. 25,000 runners will converge on the city for the race - and every spot is highly sought after. I KNOW! 25,000 runners. You'd think it would be super easy to register and join in the fun. But it's actually limited to 25,000 runner. 12,000 of these runners are chosen in various ways - running for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, being a member of Nike's Team Victorious, being an elite runner, etc.
|This was me, one week ago.|
The random draw application ended last Friday. I checked my email frequently hoping for good news. No news. No news. No news. And then I sorta forgot about it, thinking Nike must take a long time to do the drawing.
Of course, just as I start to forget to check for the email, the email actually arrives. Yesterday, a message from Nike was in my email...I'm IN!!!
O.M.G. I'M RUNNING A MARATHON.
Only one month ago, I was debating the status of my running - giving it up? Cutting back? Showing nothing but kindness to my knees and running on a treadmill?? And now, I'm actually ramping up my running, doing something I've always said "I want to do at least once in my life." A marathon.
I guess it's all or nothing for me.
So I'm running a marathon! In San Francisco (which I love), with a huge expo (which I love), and a Tiffany Necklace commemorating the race instead of a medal (which I really looooooove).
Bring it on.
|I'll be crossing that line on 10.14.12!|