today was the big day when i found out if i made the chicago marathon lottery or not. if i would be heading west or north, a four hour drive versus one.
i had a rough couple days at work and the training for my 5k has left me feeling low. my running times have not been great, even when running just three miles. i try not to think about that too much, but we all do, right? just as long as i pass casual walkers, i am good. sigh.
so i woke up at 6am this morning, made a pot of coffee and clicked “mail.”
drum roll please…
i did a silent o.m.g. and a quiet, wa-hoo. i went upstairs to tell my sleepy husband the news. “i am in!” he congratulated me. i texted my cousin (you know the one that motivated me three years ago), she congratulated me. i called my mom, told the very few people who would not look at me like i am nuts and those that would really care. all congratulated me. love you guys! xox.
so here i am. still elated with the news. jittery. so excited like i drank too much coffee. well, maybe i did a little this morning.
maybe i should frame that e-mail? no? too much?
hugs and happy training marathon runners, wherever you are.