SHOUT OUT: to all the lucky runners who got into the NYC Marathon yesterday through the lottery. I was denied entrance AGAIN. Plans are to enter the lottery for the next two years, be denied entrance each year, and get in automatically in 2013.
Funniest moment: my friend, Becky, sent me this article. I laughed and laughed. Before reading it, I thought I was the only woman in the world terrified of pooping during childbirth. If you run, have children, or just need a good down-to-earth laugh. Take 15 minutes and read this article RIGHT NOW.
Big accomplishment: got a huge assignment turned in last night and was at the computer crunching numbers and running analyses before 8:30am.
Motivational treat: looking forward to an afternoon Cherry Coke Zero
Healthy afternoon snacks: Clif Bar (I am definitely in a snack-slump; definitely need to change things up a bit)
Biggest regret: not wearing shorts or a skirt this morning. It's another HOT day here in the DC area.
Dinner: last night we had pasta with beans (the really good kind that we get from RanchoGordo) covered in a gorgonzola cheese sauce. So freaking tasty. Tonight we are have a cabbage and ginger salad with baked tofu.
Rant: I didn't get into the NYC Marathon. I knew my chances were slim, but I was holding out hope that I would get in. Last year's race was magical. It was one of the best days of my life. I loved every minute of the race experience and I wanted to do it again. THIS YEAR. Since I didn't get in, I am going to run either the Marine Corps Marathon (which I've done twice) or the Philadelphia Marathon. Each race has its pros and cons. I'm planning to make a decision this weekend and get signed up!