So how was your week? I am thrilled it’s Friday. Tomorrow morning I’m heading down to New Orleans to visit one of my best friends from my Boston days for some much needed girl time. I am also heading down to the bayou to attend the 2013 Girls on the Run National Summit! Hanging out with 300+ like-minded women from all over the country for 3 days who are also passionate about running and Girls on the Run? Yes, please!
In other news, NYRR opened their Online Marathon Resolution Option System today, providing 2012 NYC Marathon entrants options for what do with our entry. Options included either getting a refund of the $255 entry fee, getting a non-complimentary guaranteed entry into the NYC Marathon for one of the next 3 years (requiring you to re-pay the $255 registration fee), or getting guaranteed entry into the 2013 NYC Half Marathon.
I chose the refund. (womp, womp) I am shocked that they even offered this considering I’m sure a majority of the registration fees were already spent by the time the race was cancelled. (I heard they were able to get insurance to cover this which is amazing.)
Kind of a bummer. Seems so final. I am just so uncertain what life will bring over the next 3 years and am not ready to commit to another marathon. I’m sure I’ll run the NYC Marathon someday – maybe for my 40th birthday? I’m just not sure how I’ll get a number to run it – who knows if I’ll have a qualifying time again. But there are plenty of other marathons on my radar. Like, the Patagonia International Marathon. (ha) Seriously, how sweet would this be?