Friday, May 7, 2010

I Won The Lottery!

I found out this morning via text from my friend, then through the website, then through an email, that I won the lottery!

...and got my entry into the St. George marathon, which will be October 2nd. I'm actually really excited that I have a tangible goal in mind now when it comes to my running. I had been planning on running San Francisco in July, but the timing is just too close, so I was starting to look for other marathons because I wasn't sure that St. George would work out. Now that it will, I'm content to resign myself to running only that one this year, maybe run a half in July sometime, and then maybe run the Arizona Rock & Roll marathon in January (although I have no idea what I'll do for the long training runs that will come in some really cold weather here, we'll see).

I was a lot more excited than I thought I would be. I registered with a team of other runners, and then two other friends registered independently and all of them got in. There were 11,000 applicants, and they gave out 7,200 entries, meaning that there was a 67% chance of getting in, which also means that there was only a 30% chance that all my friends would get in also. Pretty crazy, huh?

Anyway, I'm excited. You know what else is nice? Not really having anything to do this weekend. I'm going with some friends to see Iron Man 2 tonight, which I think will be really fun, and then who knows what else...maybe a long run tomorrow. Or long boarding in the canyon. Or golfing. Or napping. Or writing a play. The possibilities are endless.

Well, I hope you have a great weekend, dear ones.

1 comment:

cropstar said...

I got in too!

Your morning sounds exactly like mine. I woke up to a text from a friend telling congrats for making it into the race.

See ya there in a few months!