Monday, April 14, 2014

Chicago: I'm in!

A few weeks back, I wanted to win the lottery. Not the kind of lottery where you hope to win money. That would be too easy! You know the kind I'm talking about....the kind of lottery where YOU do the paying. My wallet is ready and I'm going to do just that because.....

I'M ALL IN FOR THE CHICAGO MARATHON!! Can you hear me screaming it from the rooftops? I'm SO excited!! 
Today I knew the emails were going out. I was obsessively checking email early this morning and then I stopped. I went from totally obsessed to practically depressed. I didn't want to know, but yet I did.

After lunch, Twitter started to show some #ChiMarathon excitement. People were getting emails. As for me, nothing. After awhile, I couldn't take it any longer. I logged into the Athlete Center and my status changed to "approved." 
I was excited to see the change, but yet I wanted the email. Certainly this was a good thing, but to me the email was the official word. And this afternoon, I finally received it! 

It's such an exciting time in the running community. So many familiar faces will be there. And we all have a common purpose...to run the streets of Chicago! This will be my 2nd marathon. I'll be traveling there with the hubs and making one heck of a racecation out of this trip. 

Bye bye summer, hello marathon training! Will I see you there? Have you ever entered a race lottery before and got in? 

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! That is awesome!!! I'll be training for a half-marathon instead of a full, but I'm excited to read your training logs!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Best of luck to you on your half marathon training. Which half are you doing?

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  2. Congrats! The only lottery race I have entered was our local Peachtree Road Race and I've been lucky enough to get in for the past 3 years. Good luck on your summer training!

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    1. I've heard great things about Peachtree. You've been very lucky the last few years! One year I want to do it.

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  3. Congrats on getting into Chicago! I'm still debating whether or not I'll be running a half over Labor Day weekend, but I'll be running a fall half so there will be lots of long training runs this summer.

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    1. Thank you! Seems like summer training is becoming the norm for everyone. LOL Good luck on you training!

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  4. Congratulations Ashley! Can't wait to follow along!

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  5. Congratulations! Excited to follow along, and then hear the final story! :)

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    1. Thanks Maggie! Hoping the final story has a great outcome! :o)

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  6. How exciting!! Chicago is on my bucket list!!

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    1. Thank you Kristin! It was a bucket list for me. Can't wait to check it off my list!

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  7. Ahhhhhh I'm so excited! I'm IN Too! We HAVE to meet up!

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  8. Congrats!! I know several people doing this! One year I'm going to try for the lottery!

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