Monday, March 31, 2008

Tonight I wait

Tomorrow is the 1st of April - or otherwise known, as the day I found out whether or not I got into the Nike Women's Marathon to be run October 19th in San Francisco.

The event is so popular that entry into the race will be determined by a random lottery. According to the Nike website over 30,000 people entered the lottery. Unfortunately, there are only spots for 20,000 people in the race. This, if I get in (oh pretty please can't someone just let me in!) will be my first road race. And I have to say it just boggles my mind that so many people are willing to fly to San Francisco, pay for a hotel, and volunteer (even pay!) to run many kilometers. One thing is for sure, runners are a strange breed!

I have to admit I'm really hoping to get into this race; it is just the motivation I need to train myself to my ideal weight/fitness/shape just in time for my 28th birthday on November 15th (approximately a month after the race).

Here's to hoping! I'll let you know how it all turns out in the morning . . .

1 comment:

Jo said...

I woke up bright and early this morning too, to see if I got into the marathon. Couldnt find anything but found your blog! From a complete stranger I just want to say that I am inspired by your success :)

I hope you get in!