Two big lottery announcements took place this week (at least two that I was concerned about!). But first, let me tell you a story. A few weeks ago, Roswell and I sat down on the couch to watch the New York City marathon. As we watched Shalane Flanagan triumphantly cross the finish line, I may have teared just a little bit. Okay, a lot of bit. In our marathon hangover, we immediately started discussing running another marathon and major one at that. And in our stupor, we both signed up for the Chicago Marathon lottery.
The next day, I totally regretted this decision and when tried a few times to pull my submission, but I could never figure out how. But I thought that I had very little chance of getting in and hoped that if one of us got in, it would be Roswell. Fast forward to December 12, I started watching my inbox and credit card for pending charges. Roswell got his email first (he got in) – and I noticed a charge on my credit card, so I thought I was in as well. I had forgotten that we had used the same credit card to register… so I was on a bit of a roller coaster all day. However, shortly before lunch, I got my email that I had also gotten into the marathon! So folks – we’re going to Chicago!
I’m nervous about training through the summer since my training this past summer was awful. Thankfully I have Credit Union Cherry Blossom training starting in January to help me build a base (and possibly work towards a spring half marathon PR?!) and I want to ride that wave through marathon training.
Are you running Chicago?! Leave me all your Chicago running tips below!