Skip to main content

Disappointment and Decisions

I found out last month that I wasn't selected to run the St. George marathon. I found out today I wasn't selected to run the New York marathon. Darn lotteries!! My fall-back plan was to run the Top of Utah marathon if the lottery failed me for New York, but I found a conflict when I pulled up the registration and looked at my calendar. If New York in November wasn't happening for the marathon, my husband and I were planning a trip there in September for the U2 concert. (I heart Bono!!!!)

(This is our own picture from the concert. We were that close at the last concert!)

The problem: Top of Utah is Saturday, September 19 and the U2 concert is Friday, September 25. With my husband's work schedule the way it is that time of year, it might be hard for him to take off a few days for the marathon and then a week for New York that close together. It might be time to call in reinforcements. I'll keep you posted. No matter what, I am not letting my lack of lottery luck get me down or slow me down.


  1. Sigh... Bono... I'm jealous you got to be so close.

    Can you get some friends to join you for the marathon and do NY/ U2 with the hubby?

    Or, hey- better yet... have you your hubby go to the marathon and have a blogger friend (wink, wink) go with you to NY and U2! ha ha

    Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. I look forward to reading how your running and training go for you!

  2. I am with Running through life...go to the marathon with a friend. I would do it if I wasn't so far away....I did both TOU and STG last year. Good luck with the decisions.

  3. There must be a better marathon in your future and hopefully you can fit Bono in there too. Yep, make it a girl's weekend.

  4. thanks for stopping by :)

    you will find the marathon that will fit in perfectly with the rest of life, especially in the fall. one tends to just jump out and work. good luck finding it and cant wait to follow along to see which one it is :)

  5. Run the Hartford (CT) marathon in October. I'll come and cheer for you. Thanks for the comment on my blog.


Post a Comment

I love your comments! They make my day, so be sure to let me know you stopped by. And I always try to respond to your comments, so let me know if you have any questions for me or if there is anything you want to see on here!

Popular posts from this blog

Carpet Burn On My Butt (and a giveaway)

After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pon

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec

Raindrops on roses...not so much

I ran 15 miles on Saturday and a barefoot mile today (in addition to four in shoes), but why talk about those things when I can share some of my favorite random things, thanks to Rachelle tagging me! Favorite Thing to Photograph My girls (although I actually didn't take this picture) Favorite Thing to Cook Cupcakes, cookies, brownies. I'm all about the baked goods, mostly because they are my favorite thing to EAT. Favorite Way to Exercise Running, of course Favorite Movie I love movies and have a lot of favorites, but this has been a constant on my list. Favorite Article of Clothing I was going to say jeans, because I could wear jeans every single day. But I could survive without wearing jeans for a week. I couldn't survive without my running shoes for a week. Favorite Flower Tulips Favorite Breakfast French toast! Favorite Cartoon Character I love Rapunzel and Flynn and Belle and the frog in Gnomeo and Juliet. I could probably list about 20