One question I get asked A LOT (got it last night!) – why not run NYC? A valid question. So, how do I get accepted into the ING New York City Marathon? There are several ways:
1. Run nine official New York Road Runner races during a calendar year.
2. Have a fast enough qualifying time.
3. Run with an associated charity.
4. Take your chances in the random lottery.
I went with #4, was not selected, and was bummed. But then Elliot pointed out that Philly is only two weeks after NYC. And THEN I remembered that ROCKY is from Philly. For those of you who know me well, that was the deal breaker. I got excited. I nearly bought a gray sweatsuit and Converse All-Stars!! Does this bode well on me that I’m excited to go to Philly b/c of a fictional film character? Yes, I think so!!
On tap tonight — going to TRY again for a bike ride before I do another loop (6 miles) of Central Park on foot with the Doc! 18 miles this past Sunday has left me a little worn out!!!
But as Billy Wilder said, “You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.” Under 3:11, $10,000… here I come!