today i won the lottery...

June 4, 2009

Countdown to the start November 1, 2009:
149 Days

Dear Jennifer Dietrich,
Entry Number:
Congratulations! You have been accepted to run the ING New York City Marathon 2009 on Sunday, November 1. On behalf of New York Road Runners, I welcome you to the 40th running of the world’s greatest marathon. We’re hard at work preparing to give you the experience of a lifetime.

i'm still stunned. like a bird hitting the window and not dying, but lying there on the ground for a while going 'what the hell do i do now? my head hurts'

just like that.

and after thinking that i'd be crashing with dad, i called him to share the good news and found out his bad news. he's not going after all to work it for TV sports. :( this means that my going is now a big old question mark.

in theory it's amazing i became one of 50,000 that were accepted out of about 100,000 who try (it's the 'everyman's Boston' marathon where you don't have to qualify by time; just get chosen by lottery) for the world's largest marathon.

november 1st is about 5 months away.

we'll see...i'd be doing it alone, i'm not sure even my husband wants to or can go, and there's that whole upending my entire life to train yet again for 16 weeks just one month after completing Grandma's.

which, yes, is 16 days away. so even *thinking about* marathon #2 when i haven't even finished ONE? yeah, a lot to think about.

and there's that whole lodging thing. who to crash with? or what hotel could i even possibly remotely afford for 2 nights?

stay tuned...and believe...


Carolnb said...
June 5, 2009 at 10:58 AM

AY NY beds start at $29 a night. -

Jeremi said...
June 5, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I hope you get all the details figured out Jen. Yikes for you!!! Have a GREAT weekend : )

Stacy said...
June 10, 2009 at 9:43 PM

WOW!TWO marathons!! Best wishes!

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