Monday, June 24, 2013

Houston Marathon / Half Marathon Lottery Selection - 2014

Last year's Training "Badge"

So last year after moving to Nebraska and quickly realizing with the injury, then the move, getting settled and then WINTER...that I was going to defer my (full) marathon to 2014's race.  I could defer it one year and it would be good for either the full or the half.  I already knew that it would be used for the half since training for a January full marathon is not feasible living here  unless I want to run my super long runs on the treadmill.

No thank you.

Well May came around and I was pondering back and forth...go home for Christmas then turn around 3 weeks later and go back?

Back and forth I went.

Then I just decided to let it expire.

THEN wouldn't you know it, just days later the new courses were annouced for both the full and the half and I was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  That route is going to RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!

So to make a long story short, my buddy from NC and I decided to enter the lottery!  LOL.

We were nervous wrecks, wondering what we were going to do if one got in, and the other didn't...would the other defer?  Would the other do charity?  Would the other bandit?

But we don't have to worry about it because WE. BOTH. GOT. IN!

I am sure the fact that we both have out of state addresses helped our chances as they like out of towners to come in and spend $$$

And what is even better our little 'mud minnow' (new great niece or nephew) is probably gonna be born in January so now I am hoping he or she is born before the race so that I can meet him or her without having to make yet ANOTHER trip home!!

So Chicago is solid.  And now Houston is solid.

Then North Carolina in April will be solid once registration opens up.

Before you know it another year will have gone by since I moved here and then I can start thinking about what I want to do next!!!

Oh and we also decided just this morning to sign up for the Houston Double:  run the 5K on Saturday AND do either the full or half distance (on Sunday) and you get 3 medals!

Didn't take long to convince either of us!


Becka said...

Congrats! Seems like most people I know that entered the lottery for Houston got in!

Karen Seal said...

Exciting!! Both of my running buds won the Houston lottery also! Yay!

TX Runner Mom said...

Congrats on getting in! And yay for the extra bling!