Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Wait Is Over And The Pain Begins

I thought about posting this same title last night, but didn't want to jinx my lottery chances for the NYC Marathon. It occurred to me that the title would work either way ... the pain of training if I got in, or the pain of not getting picked if I didn't! I needn't have worried, because I didn't @#%$+?>*&(^ get in! And to add to the indignity of it all, I had to wait through 25 minutes of server timeouts on the NYC website before it finally let me see the big N-O next to my entry. If they say the results will be posted at 11:00, why don't get it ready by 11:00 instead of taking the server offline starting at 11:00 and then taking 25 minutes to load it back up? Don't they know some x0,000 people like me are hitting the refresh button every 10 seconds? But I'm not bitter ...

... because I'm going to D.C.! Oorah! Yup, I quit pitying myself long enough to sign up for the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct 29, and I can't wait! Plus, all the RBF meetup reports like this one from Anne in San Diego are making me anxious to get out there and meet some of you too, and I think it'll be a great time. As far as I know, Bex is leading this stellar crew! Good luck everyone!

10 comments:

Running Rabbit said...

I almost signed up for that one, but Chicago won out. That one looks pretty fabulous! Congrats on getting in!

Yvonne said...

sorry you didn't get into NYC. it's not that great actually. honest = \

but seriously, i hear the Marine Core totally rocks! looking forward to following your progress

Anne said...

You're gonna love this one. One of my favorites, rain or shine. I'll hope for shine, though. Crowds are much better when the sun is out.

Ginger Breadman said...

Let the pain begin . . . it'll all be worth it come race day!

Rae said...

Awesome!! I know several other running bloggers doing MCM. (Jeanne and David, plus one coworker I would pay for you to spy on!!) Good luck!!

Josh said...

Sorry about NYC... Good Luck at MCM! Give a shout if you're in NY and want to go for a long run.

Black Knight said...

Yes, you are another blogfriend who is getting into the troubles: good luck!

Thomas said...

Well done on signing up for MCM rather than feeling sorry about NYC all day. I'm sure you're not missing out, most people who have run MCM are raving about the experience.

Nic said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog last week. (I'm a little behind...)

I lived in DC for 3 years before I moved to San Francisco, and I LOVED Marine Corps Marathon. I tried to run it a couple of times but it was a lottery back then, and I didn't get in. You will LOVE the race! Good luck!

jeanne said...

Hey thanks for the comment, and yes, you WILL love the MCM! Be prepared for crowds cheering you the entire way! and only one really nasty hill right at the start. It's a beautiful course (except for the 14th st. bridge, at mile 20, that sucks). Anyway, yes, RBF meet up!! Let the madness begin!