Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I never thought I'd say this but.. SUCK IT NEW YORK. Don't worry, Yankees, I still love you.
So, I won't be running the 2011 New York City Marathon. I knew that my chances of being picked from the lottery were slim (and that's putting it generously), but I'm still bummed. My dad ran three NYC marathons and it's something I've dreamed of doing even before becoming a runner. I am disappointed about not being selected, but I am going to keep trying. I may even join the NYRR and travel back and forth to New York for races so that I can get guaranteed entry. It may sound a little extreme, but it's an idea that I've been toying around with.
Now I have to decide if I want to do a different marathon or just sit around and be a bitter Betty about NYCM. Right now I'm leaning towards the Smuttynose Rockfest.The race description says it's flattest New England marathon course. That's a HUGE draw for me because, well, I really don't like hills. And despite being a marathoner, I'm sort of a lazy bitch. Also, the timing is perfect. I may have to travel for work towards the end of September and it would sync up perfectly with my taper.
In terms of my summer races right now I've got the Worcester Half on June 5th, and the NYRR New York Mini 10k for Women on June 11th. Other than that I am wide open. So, what races are you running this summer? Can I run them with you? I promise I'm tons of fun and I can bring cookies.