Two years ago, I put my name in for the New York City Marathon lottery. And then two weeks later I found out I was pregnant with Elizabeth. Fortunately, I didn't get a number, so I only lost the $11 it cost to register for the lottery.
So this year I put my name in again. The lottery drawing was this morning. I just logged on and found out that I'm in! Woo.
I've wanted to run the New York City Marathon since before I ever even dreamed of running a marathon. There's just something about this race that seems magical to me. Maybe it's because I love being in New York City so much.
I'm simultaneously thrilled and terrified. Thrilled because my dream of running this race is going to come true. Terrified because I know from experience just how hard training for a marathon is, especially given that I'll be doing the bulk of my long runs in the summer heat.
New York City, here I come.