Tuesday, April 26, 2011


While I entered the lottery for NYCM again, I am hoping and praying that I don't get picked!!!  I never intended to run it this year (even before I decided on Chicago).  If you remember I am the one that swore I wasnt going to be doing a marathon this year or even training for one...

Open mouth.  Insert foot.  Not only am I training for Chicago again, but have decided to also do the full at DWR and Houston (if I am able to get in that is; HARRA slots opened up yesterday and I put in for one, so we'll see; otherwise I will have to be in the lottery for that too!)

Anyway, I know I can defer to 2012 if I get selected but I really want to avoid the duplicate $160 fee to defer.   The only reason I put in for it was to hopefully get the rejection and have 1 to my credit.  Last year I pulled my name from the lottery once I decided to do Chicago.

All I want is to be rejected.  :o)  Pretty please!

I keep checking my bank account online, because honestly they have the names already, they just dont post them until date/time stated.  I remember in 2008 I was charged the day before the actual announcement. 

Please don't pick me.  Please don't pick me.  Please don't pick me.

5 comments:

Xaarlin said...

So cool you are running chicago. I'm running it this year too! (I thought for like a minute of entering the lottery for NYC too, but quickly came to the realization that my biggest supporter might leave me if I got selected)

Here's hoping you don't get picked for NYC!! :)

Maureen said...

You're the 2nd person I know who doesn't want to get picked! Good luck, I guess?

Karen said...

Oh gosh! lol I hope you don't get picked! :0) My running group friends and I just talked today about running the Houston Full!!

Zaneta said...

lol... keeping my fingers crossed for you!! ;)

Junie B said...

so far so good! no charge to my bank account! :)

Karen are you guys going to enter the Houston Marathon lottery or do you qualify with times from previous half or marathon distance? Of course there are only 2000/1500 slots open for time qualifiers which will go fast!

X: i ran Chicago last year and hoping to have better weather this year! I am deeming it Chicago: The Sequel. :)