- April 2012- My husband and I were both accepted into the New York City marathon by the lottery system. I believe it is a 1/9 chance of being picked so it was awesome that we both were selected the same year.
- July to October 2012- We trained to run and finish the marathon with a respectable time but ultimately the goal was to finish and have fun.
- November 2012- Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast causing havoc to the Northeast and canceling the NYC marathon. It was the right decision- just made too late by Mayor Bloomberg and crew.
- After the first of the year, we find out that we can re-enter the marathon in either 2013, 2014 or 2015. You can also take your money & run. If it wasn't New York, if we hadn't both got in & if we weren't CRAZY then we would have shouted REFUND. But we decided to go for it & use our entry for this year- we are officially running the 2013 NYC marathon.
That's our goal- to run a sub 4 hour marathon. Our plan is to train efficiently and eat nutritionally plus mix in cross training like swimming, biking & yoga to ward off injuries.
So stay tuned- I am sure there will be much more to come.
Long runs = Long talks with God
(gives me something to blog about)
Meanwhile, pray for us to be of strong body & mind and to run our race that has been marked out for us!