Once upon a time, this was when everyone I knew was freaking out about what college they would attend in the fall and thinking about getting in and getting acceptance letters, or rejection letters, and what was their back up plan if they didn’t get into Princeton blah blah blah.
Now, it’s kinda the same scenario except instead of what college you’ll attend in the fall everyone’s like, OH MY GOD WHAT HUGE FALL MARATHON AM I GOING TO RUN?!
Marine Corps Marathon sent out notifications yesterday and so congratulations to the people who got into that (especially Jenn who is going to need a strong support group so we are all going to be her cheering section for her first ever MARATHON). I’m not one of them but that’s cool, ’cause you know, life’s not always fair and Shirley Jackson taught me to be very skeptical of lotteries in general unless they’re the scratch card kind because those are amazing.
NYC Marathon sends out their rejection/acceptance letters next week so everyone pray that you get in and can run it with me because it’s going to be amazing and I’m not just saying that because I’m going to have the best Beastie Boys playlist ever playing in my head for the whole damn run.
Chicago Marathon just opened their lottery! Because despite being the earliest of these three races apparently Chicago is not just one hour behind in time zones but also in getting their registration shit together. I try not to judge you, Midwest, but sometimes you make it incredibly difficult. Spoiler alert, I entered the lottery because… Why not? It’s FREE. [Unlike you, NYC, because like the city you represent nothing is free and everything is just one big giant rip off. You’re lucky your bagels are so damn delicious I’d overlook everything else about you.]
Also, Disney is next month but they’re basically dead to me right now so let’s just ignore them. I’ll get over it and come crawling back to them but for right now I’m morally outraged.
The fun way to look at all of this is that it’s really exciting to be getting into the marathon you want to run, especially if you’re signing up for your first marathon, and planning out your trip with friends and family and being all like “OMG I can’t wait to do this awesome race!!!”
Enjoy it now, friends, because before you know it we’ll be long running in August. Ugh, August. But for now let’s ignore that!
What’s everyone running in the fall?