Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tomorrow's the Day...Am I the Chosen One?

Temperature 62 degrees. Splits: 8:22, 8:35, 8:18, 47 seconds. Today's goal: Run between 25 and 35 minutes at a pace of 8:40 per mile. Ran for 26:02 at a pace of 8:23 per mile. (3.1 miles) SUCCESS!

From the official website of the ING New York City Marathon: "ING New York City Marathon Lottery Results"
"Lottery results for U.S. residents will be available on Thursday, June 4, at noon."

I've got the butterflies. I want to run in it SO bad. Lindsay http://www.chasingthekenyans.com/ is running in it. A woman I work with at Weight Watchers is running in it. Laura http://absolutlyfit.blogspot.com/ will also be running it. It's the last marathon I want to run, and call it quits as far as marathon running. My next marathon will be my third. At age 52, I still feel as young as you guys out there who read this. But my body knows I'm 52. It reminds me quite often with various aches and pains (none serious) that I'm 52. If I don't get chosen to participate this year, I have guaranteed entry next year, since it will be 3 years in a row I was turned down. I don't want to wait another year. I could run for charity this year, but that involves raising about $3000 in order to run. Maybe I can find 3000 people willing to donate a dollar towards my cause?! OK, I need to stop. I need to log in at 12 noon tomorrow and see if I'm chosen. If not, then I'll go to Plan B. There, I'm better now. Time to go read your blogs. P.S. My next race: Dear Rick,
Congratulations! You are now registered for Stratton Faxon Fairfield 1/2 Marathon. (June 28)

6 comments:

lindsay said...

hey thanks for the shout! fingers crossed!!! i hope you get in, that would be awesome. :) if not, hartford will be a good experience too! (i think you said you were considering it as your backup? i know shawn/just the distance is doing that too)

if there's a cause out there that means a lot to you, i think you should consider fundraising to get in. well, and if you have the time to put into that as well of couse. people can come together to do amazing things!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

since you donated your miles to me today, karma has gotta pay you back kindly, right!?! I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you starting now till your next post!! :D

Lisa said...

Good luck... I hope you get picked. If not, what's Plan B?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hey I would donate $10, that is a few less people to find. Nice pace!! Good luck...

Anais said...

You know what maybe you should run it for a charity!!!

I would totally donate :) And we could help you find some fundraising ideas!!

Irish Cream said...

Ooh, yay for your upcoming half-marathon! Very exciting!! And it's the weekend I run my marathon too--let's hope the running gods are kind to us that weekend :)