My email inbox this morning was flooded with all sorts of emails about Cyber Monday. I quickly deleted pretty much all of them. I do not really need any electronic items nor more workout clothes. But – there was one email I did not delete: the email from the New York Road Runners reminding me that Dec. 2nd was the day that applications would be open for the 2014 NYC Marathon!
The NYC marathon is probably one of the hardest marathons to enter. Unlike most marathons that you just have to make sure you enter in plenty of time before it sells out (like the Ottawa Marathon) – the NYC marathon does not let you just enter. You have to enter in a pool. As I have tried to enter the marathon in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and was denied entry, therefore I was eligible for guaranteed entry for 2014. This is the last year for this rule – so I knew that if it was true and I could enter – then I was going to register for the marathon.
So this morning when I walked into work – I logged in and saw this message on my NYRR profile:
So I registered!
ps. That race is damn expensive!!
Because of the cost of this race – and the fact that I have to train for a marathon, my 2014 race reason will be very different. Other than the Ottawa Race Weekend, I will pretty much be limiting myself to cheaper races (like the MEC race series which can be free). So there we have it – officially running a marathon next year! I have eleven months to freak out about all those bridges…..
Happy Cyber Monday!!