Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ain't no stoppin' us now....

I got a little email in my mailbox today....

Dear Runner,

Thank you very much for registering with the Marine Corps Marathon. We processed your application. The end of June, please check the Marine Corps Marathon website www.marinemarathon.com for confirmation.

Thank you
Marathon staff

So how did I manage to get into the 32nd Marine Corps Marathon when on-line registration doesn't even start until May 9th???


Namely my friend Shawn who ran the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K in Tampa a few weeks ago and was kind enough to pick up some guaranteed entry forms for me, my sister Heather and of course, herself! Didn't know that was possible? Yep! They are out there ... Yet another reason to check out those EXPOs after you pick up your race packets at some of the early season Marathon events.

So now we have ourselves a *at least* 4 Blogger's (myself included) coming to DC to run the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28th. There is Shawn, Nancy, and *Jeanne*, not to mention my sister Heather, for whom this will be her *FIRST MARATHON*!!

I'm going to be planning a BBQ as a post-race celebration, so start thinking about 26.2 miles in October. You *KNOW* you are gonna kick yourself if you miss eating some of my deviled eggs!!

Come on ... you can do it. You have 8 months to train for it, that is over 34 weeks. You know that secretly, you have always wanted to try so what have you got to lose? Maybe a few pounds? Maybe a few extra pair of sneakers in your closet?

Well just think about it for a little bit...I'll remind you about it again soon!

Keep Living STRONG!


TriFeist said...

LOL! You're quite the marathon evangelist. I'd love to run with y'all but it will not fit in the IMFL taper. :) We'll see about flying in for the weekend. Could be fun.

Ellie said...

Awesome! Wish I could be there... maybe I can, even if not running. It's gonna be a BLAST I'm sure.

Shawn said...

Glad I could help you guys out, Holly :) I'm looking forward to running with you and Heather. And to eating some of those deviled eggs! Yummm...

I just mailed my registration on Saturday, so hopefully I will get a confirmation soon too!