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Ooops, I did it again...

Monday, May 01, 2006

Last week I submitted an application. But not just any application. An application for entry into the 2006 ING New York City Marathon. I don't have to qualify on time like Boston (maybe when I'm 60!); it's a lottery drawing instead. Only 35,000 (yeah, only!) people get entries into NYC each year, but thousands more apply. Supposedly out of US applications, approximately 50% are accepted. I'll find out sometime in mid-June. If I don't get in this year, I can apply again. After 3 continuous years of applying and not being selected, that 4th year you are a guaranteed entry. My back-up races are Harrisburg or Steamtown (Scranton to Forest City, PA). Both are very small marathons, run in PA in the fall. And, then of course, there's White Rock. I have a friend considering the full, and another considering the half, so of course I have to be out there to support my girls!

5/01/2006 09:39:00 AM :: ::
  • Oh good luck to you! I wish I could run. I half-ass jog on my treadmill daily but I run out of air withing 6 minutes. Even after a year.

    By Blogger used*to*be*me*, at 5/01/2006 11:45:00 AM


  • I think of you often as I'm winding down my 2-3 mile runs completely winded.

    By Blogger Bone, at 5/01/2006 12:49:00 PM


  • Good luck and I hope you get picked! I can't run.... had knee surgery years ago and just never fully recovered. :)

    By Blogger Froggie, at 5/01/2006 01:02:00 PM


  • I often have dreams of running a marathon, in my dreams its not hard, or painful. I can run with such ease...I have never run before, I walked a 5k last yr after my brst redux, I felt amazing- I have such envy in your ability. You truly are amazing, good luck!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 5/01/2006 01:10:00 PM


  • Wow! Wow!! I'm so happy for you! The NYC marathon would be so fabulous! If you get to Harrisburg, you better let me know! We'll have to get crazy...after the run of course!

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 5/01/2006 07:54:00 PM


  • That would be the ultimate marathon, wouldn't it? I hope you get picked!

    By Anonymous Laura, at 5/01/2006 09:41:00 PM


  • Wow the NYC Marathon, how cool!

    By Blogger annie, at 5/01/2006 09:43:00 PM


  • That would be so cool!

    By Blogger Silly Old Bear, at 5/02/2006 08:34:00 AM


  • Today you and I Flickred and Frappred! Why does that sound so much more perverted than it actually is??
    Have a great day!
    Lois Lane

    By Blogger No_Newz, at 5/02/2006 10:02:00 AM


  • Good for you!! NYC... that would be a total rush. Cool. I'll be cheering you on, wherever you are.

    By Blogger Marie, at 5/02/2006 10:20:00 AM


  • Oooh, the NY marathon would be a fun one! I didn't know it was a lottery to get in.

    I hope you get picked!

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 5/02/2006 11:02:00 AM


  • Good luck getting in! I'd love to run in NYC! (I thought you were giving up the marathons?)

    By Blogger Indigo, at 5/02/2006 03:59:00 PM


  • My sister ran the marathon in D.C. twice. It's addicing from what I understand.

    I remember waching the NY marathon runners when I lived there. Hope you get in!

    By Blogger Raehan, at 5/03/2006 12:20:00 PM


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