Tuesday, June 12, 2007

NY

Well, against all odds, this lucky little devil was chosen in the lottery to run the ING New York City Marathon.

When I registered, I had no intention of running the race. Like many, I'm sure, I just wanted to get my first ticket punched in case I wanted to do it 4 years from now since after being refused 3 years in a row, you're automatically in. But you know, that's all fine and good until you're actually chosen and then you just get excited and then you just decide, I'M GONNA DO IT!!!

Funny thing, the actual e-mail must have just gone to my trash because I had no idea. It really hasn't been on my mind. I was chatting with Bill over Yahoo and he said, "Congratulatons!" I was like, what? He told me I was chosen. I think at first, he was more excited than I was but that didn't last long. Once I entertained the thought even slightly, it was a done deal. What clinched it for me was the prospect of making it a family vacation. So, if we can afford it, I think that's what we're going to do.

So, let me go work on my training plan. Later!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Lucky dog.

Ah well, at least I know that I can do it for sure in 2010... :)

Tiggs said...

Vic- I'm going too!!!! My mom and Manny are coming with me to NYC. I'm glad you decided to Just Do It!!! YAY!

Pat said...

Congratulations. My brother ran NYC a while ago and loved it. Sounds like it's a life changing event for those lucky enough to do it.

pat

Steve Bezner said...

Congratulations! Your a celebrity!

Time to redo your training plan. (again) :)

I'm happy for you, now give me the winning lotto numbers for tonight.

Your doing NY, David and Jennie are going to Hawii, and I'm going to well, ummm Oklahoma! Guess it's time to start that summer marathon training! Go Vic!

jamoosh said...

Alright! - Now let's get the Vic train out of the station!!!

David said...

CHOOO - CHOOOO

txrunnergirl said...

That's awesome Vic. Let me tell you, NYC is so exciting! My goal is to go back and do it again in 2011/2012.

JustJunebug said...

40% chance of getting in isn't against all odds, thats actually a pretty good shot... but at least you were lucky enough to have your name drawn.

congratulations on getting in on the first try!!

Dan Seifring said...

Good for you Vic. Hope you make the trip. I did the same thing (signned up now thinking in a few years I would do it). Well I did not get in this year so I will try again next year.

Karen M said...

Go, Vic! :) NYCM is on my marathon wish list -- that's one to take the camera with you!

L*I*S*A said...

Awesome, Vic!! I'd love to run in the Big Apple someday!