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Marine Corps Marathon, Class of 2014

So very happy to announce that I have been selected from the lottery pool to run the 39th Marine Corps Marathon in October! This is such an honor, and a HUGE motivator to get back running. I saw the charge deducted from my account first, and I immediately asked on Facebook’s MCM page, “I just saw the charge. I think that’s a good sign. Can anyone confirm this?” and one of their administrators immediately did, citing, “The charge comes before the email. So you’re in!”

I pretty much died right there on the spot. Running a full marathon is a goal I wanted to accomplish this year, and I was all set with backup races in case I didn’t get into this one. But alas, the charge was there, the email came later, and I’m sitting here wondering what I’ve done to deserve such a TREMENDOUS year so far for myself. Everything is lining up the way it should be.

Any other MCM ’14 runners out there? Congrats to all who got in!!

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  1. I too am “in,” and thrilled, as this will be my 5th MCM in a row. It is such a wonderful, emotional, intense experience … much of it you will accomplish alone (i.e. early morning looooooong runs) but it will all be so worth it. As my husband always tells me … “respect the distance!” It is definitely not easy, and mile 22 in Crystal City really sucks, eventhough you only have 4.2 more to go … (operative word, only.) Anyways, “embrace the suck” get out there and train, but don’t over train, and enjoy the journey … finishing is awesome, but so is the ride! Good luck to you on your first marathon … you’re gonna rock it!

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