Three strikes, you’re IN!

Well, here goes nothing…

NYC Marathon Entry Badge 2012

I wanted to get the New York City marathon under my belt before I was 35. I applied for the lottery and got in on my first try, I was so excited! But that never happened, I had a baby instead. Well three years ago I threw my name back in the lottery and after three rejections I got a guaranteed acceptance for this year!

November is a long way off, but training starts today. I am participating in the CARA summer marathon training on the lakefront.  A few friends are running the Chicago marathon so we are all doing the training together. The training will make for a busy summer, having other people to go through it with will be a great motivator.

On the schedule for today, REST. Done and done!

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  1. Jane says:

    Congratulations! And good luck — so excited for you! I think having other people is a great motivator — I didn’t really have anyone motivating me, so I fell off the bandwagon lol. I know you can do it!

  2. Aimee says:

    I just yelped out loud! I’m so darn excited for you. This one is on my list to do one day, but I didn’t realize it would take so long to get in. I am going to get my name on that lottery as soon as possible.

    We’ll be marathon training at the same time. I’m running Philly in November. I train alone so I’ll be interested in hearing about your experience training with a group. I can think of a number of advantages to training with a group.

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

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