Interstellar Adventures

May 1, 2006

Ooops, I did it again…

Filed under: Adventures,Running Life,Training — by InterstellarLass @ 9:39 am

Last week I submitted an application. But not just any application. An application for entry into the 2006 ING New York City Marathon. I don’t have to qualify on time like Boston (maybe when I’m 60!); it’s a lottery drawing instead. Only 35,000 (yeah, only!) people get entries into NYC each year, but thousands more apply. Supposedly out of US applications, approximately 50% are accepted. I’ll find out sometime in mid-June. If I don’t get in this year, I can apply again. After 3 continuous years of applying and not being selected, that 4th year you are a guaranteed entry.

My back-up races are Harrisburg or Steamtown (Scranton to Forest City, PA). Both are very small marathons, run in PA in the fall. And, then of course, there’s White Rock. I have a friend considering the full, and another considering the half, so of course I have to be out there to support my girls!

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13 Comments »

  1. Oh good luck to you! I wish I could run. I half-ass jog on my treadmill daily but I run out of air withing 6 minutes. Even after a year.

    Comment by Keb — May 1, 2006 @ 11:45 am |Reply

  2. I think of you often as I’m winding down my 2-3 mile runs completely winded.

    Comment by Bone — May 1, 2006 @ 12:49 pm |Reply

  3. Good luck and I hope you get picked! I can’t run…. had knee surgery years ago and just never fully recovered. 🙂

    Comment by Froggie — May 1, 2006 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  4. I often have dreams of running a marathon, in my dreams its not hard, or painful. I can run with such ease…I have never run before, I walked a 5k last yr after my brst redux, I felt amazing- I have such envy in your ability. You truly are amazing, good luck!

    Comment by Shannon — May 1, 2006 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  5. Wow! Wow!! I’m so happy for you! The NYC marathon would be so fabulous! If you get to Harrisburg, you better let me know! We’ll have to get crazy…after the run of course!

    Comment by Carnealian — May 1, 2006 @ 7:54 pm |Reply

  6. That would be the ultimate marathon, wouldn’t it? I hope you get picked!

    Comment by Laura — May 1, 2006 @ 9:41 pm |Reply

  7. Wow the NYC Marathon, how cool!

    Comment by annie — May 1, 2006 @ 9:43 pm |Reply

  8. That would be so cool!

    Comment by Silly Older Bear — May 2, 2006 @ 8:34 am |Reply

  9. Today you and I Flickred and Frappred! Why does that sound so much more perverted than it actually is??
    Have a great day!
    Lois Lane

    Comment by No_Newz — May 2, 2006 @ 10:02 am |Reply

  10. Good for you!! NYC… that would be a total rush. Cool. I’ll be cheering you on, wherever you are.

    Comment by Marie — May 2, 2006 @ 10:20 am |Reply

  11. Oooh, the NY marathon would be a fun one! I didn’t know it was a lottery to get in.

    I hope you get picked!

    Comment by abbynormal — May 2, 2006 @ 11:02 am |Reply

  12. Good luck getting in! I’d love to run in NYC! (I thought you were giving up the marathons?)

    Comment by Indigo — May 2, 2006 @ 3:59 pm |Reply

  13. My sister ran the marathon in D.C. twice. It’s addicing from what I understand.

    I remember waching the NY marathon runners when I lived there. Hope you get in!–>

    Comment by Raehan — May 3, 2006 @ 12:20 pm |Reply


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