I have wanted to run the Nike Women’s Marathon (in San Francisco) for some time. Of course, I was never really in any shape to run a marathon through the hills of San Francisco. So it was on my “maybe someday” list.
Then Nike announced they were bringing the series to DC. DC is a little easier for me to get to than San Francisco so I knew I was going to have to apply! Plus, I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile last year and had a really good time visiting our nation’s capital.
Lottery registration closed last Friday, 12/6. E-mails started going out on Monday, 12/10. I didn’t hear anything and my credit card wasn’t charged. I assumed that this race wasn’t in the cards for 2013. I started thinking about entering the lottery for the Cherry Blossom again.
And then, today I got a confirmation e-mail. Looks like I was in after all! So here’s my first confirmed goal/race for 2013. The Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC.
I’m also a little excited because with the time until race day and my current running fitness (such that it is), I’m wondering if I can shoot for a PR?