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March 3, 2011

three things thursday

1. New York City Half-Marathon - As you all know (since I've said it a thousand times), I'm running the New York City Half-Marathon on Sunday, March 20 (along with Kara Goucher, Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi!) I've been training for it, I feel good, I feel ready for it and I'm going for a PR like it's an Olympic gold medal. But there's a little something that's really pushing my buttons about this race. There's no course map! Sure, I know the streets of Manhattan like nobody's business because it's my stomping grounds, but there's no course map, no elevation chart, no nicely plotted out map. Instead, I get this:


If you can't read that (click to enlarge), it's basically turn by turn instructions. What is that?! Are you giving me directions to someone's house?

2. BAA 5k - I'm in! I registered for the BAA 5k. I'm still slightly bitter about the fact that I paid $45 to run a 5k...it was $40 last year and I refused! But I gave in this year because I get to run it with these awesome people.


3. Marine Corps Marathon - I've mentioned a few times in the last week that I registered for the  Marine Corps Marathon. This was purely accidental but I'm so glad I did. Last Thursday, Chloe sent me a message on GChat reminding me of my less than favorable chances of getting into the lottery for the NYC Marathon. Since I registered for the lottery, I've been thinking that my back up plan would be to run MCM but I knew that it would fill fast and that I probably wouldn't hear from NYC until after MCM closed out so I was kind of at a loss of what to do. As Chloe and I were discussing, I checked over to the MCM website to find out that registration had opened the day before and was 98% full. So I frantically sent GChat messages to Lauren and Emily as to what to do. After about a 20 minute deliberation, I decided to register. I filled in all of my information and clicked 'Pay Now.' I was immediately brought back to the home page that said, 'The Marine Corps Marathon is now CLOSED.' I may very well have gotten the last spot in the race! How cool is that? So if I don't get into NYC, I'm going to run the MCM and if I do get into NYC, then I'll defer MCM for the following year! (I'm just not cool enough to be able to run two marathons in less than 7 days)


That's that! Don't forget to sign up for Jason's Cupcake Marathon!
It's *almost* the weekend!

11 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for BAA 5k!!! And crazy that you got MCM just in time. Good luck this weekend, you're going to do AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  2. thanks for the debbie downer shout-out. lol. you've got some awesome races lined up. i have a feeling you'll get into NYC, just because you're awesome like that. :)

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  3. i also was not thrilled about the whole 45 dollar price tag on the BAA 5k. But it will be totally worth it. We're going to have a blast!

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  4. I hear the MCM marathon is great!

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  5. Look at you go!!! and it was the Hyannis half that my co-workers wife ran and it snowed, yikes!

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  6. No course map would drive me crazy! Good luck, you'll kill it!

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  7. Wow! This all looks so awesome!, well, minue the $45 part, but I'm sure you'll enjoy the race and it will be worth it in the end :) I bet it's nice to know that you have something lined up even if the NYC marathon doesnt work out.

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I signed up to do my first 5K recently and I slept in. It broke my heart, but I'm going to start following you for some inspiration!

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  9. Good luck with all of your races! I am in the midst of half-marathon training for a race in May, and I just got some new running shoes. Life is good!

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  10. WAHOOOO! Don't be bitter--you get a pretty, coveted unicorn medal at the end! :-)

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  11. Oh, and PS -- I'm SO GLAD you got into MCM. I knew you'd regret it if you didn't sign up! YAYYYY!

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