Monday, April 27, 2009

The Lottery, and At Least It Waited....

.... until after the marathon. That's what people tell me when I tell them how sick I was last week. Tuesday I went out for my first post-marathon run, which went alright. It was just a quick 4-miler outside at lunch. When I got back, I started to eat my leftovers-lunch, and just wasn't all that hungry. For some reason, it just wasn't at all appetizing, so I left half of it on my plate (and in my trashcan). By the time I got home that evening, I had pretty much hit the wall. I choked down dinner and ran some errands, but by the next morning I had a 101° fever. Wednesday and Thursday I was pretty laid out. By Friday I was pretty much over it, but still really weak, which lasted into Saturday as well.

Part of all this downtime gave me time to think. I really really want to run a sub-5 hour marathon. I got really really close last week. I don't know when I'll be ready to try again, but I decided to go ahead and enter the lottery for the St. George Marathon in October. This was my first marathon back in 2007. As you know, I didn't get in through the lottery last year, so this would be my second running of it. They've upped the limit of runners this year, as well as eliminated the "second chance" option, so hopefully the odds will be better than ever. I know what to expect this year, I'm starting in a much better position, fitness-wise, and I know what to train for. I'll be ready this time. I'm going to shatter that sub-5 goal.

...... if I get in.

2 comments:

chloe said...

Did you already register? I was thinking of putting a group together to up the odds. I have no idea if that actually works, but it's how I've done it, and I've gotten in every time (sadly, I've only actually done it once). Yes...you can hate me for last year if you want.

Cadance said...

hope you get in...I'd don't know anything about marathon lotteries...I am familiar with one lottery...except I did NOT win the mega-millions 220 million drawing on Friday night...LOL!

I prefer to be able to run while I watch TV....I find it relaxing! I know...you probably roll your eyes at people like me! Hey...my gym has child care...it is a retreat for me!