I grew up in New York.
And there were these commercials that would air for the New York Lottery…and the catch phrase was “Hey…you never know!”
Well…that holds true in running as well.
I have been searching for a fall marathon to run this year. I did Chicago last year…and thought about Marine Corp, but have heard such a mixed bag of reviews on that one that I thought to let that one sit on the back burner for now. There were a few races that I eyed…but none that really grabbed me.
Then…I got the e-mail from the NYRR…to enter the lottery for the New York City Marathon. I went ahead and paid the fee to put in my name for the draw way back in December. The draw was today…
AND I GOT IN!!!!
I never get into anything via the lottery. EVER!! So this was a huge surprise. I saw the pending charge on my credit card while I was at work, but decided to wait until I got the official e-mail…which came earlier this evening. And soon commenced with me jumping up and down, dancing a jig, maybe doing the hokey-pokey…and SCREAMING!!!
So, I guess the luck of the draw found the fall marathon for me. New York City…here I come!
And I can’t wait!!
Pardon me while I go dance around to Pharrell William’s “Happy” for a little while.
Like the commercials (for the other New York Lotto) always said…”Hey…you never know…”