Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just in the Nick of Time!

Whew!  I cut that one close!  I registered for the Chicago Marathon yesterday at 4:11 and the race was sold out when I checked back at 4:23!  Wow, talk about cutting it close, geeze!

Chicago was originally going to be a girls trip, but plans changed and I was not sure if I could convince Ken to go to Chicago and NYC (if I get selected).  I was trying to hold out for the NYC lottery results, but my sweet husband agreed that he would go to both if necessary under two conditions:
  1. Stop bringing up the New York Marathon until the lottery drawing. (This one is going to be tough, but on the bright side I have made it about 20 hours.)
  2. Realize that no matter how much "selling" I do, we will go to Ireland in 2011 and not any earlier.  I can bring it up when it is time to purchase plane tickets.  (I may be able to manage this for a week of two, but if there is another Ireland special on the Food Network, I am screwed.)  Ken is not impressed with my offering to present a Powerpoint presentation of the trip I have outlined.  (See what happens when I get bored at work, I plan vacations.)
I agreed to all terms and conditions.  I really can get annoying by trying to plan things out way too far in advance.  Just imagine me talking about the NYC Marathon for the last three years.  I am surprised Ken has not purchased me a muzzle.  It is that Type A Thing.  Deep down I know that Ken appreciates me planning things so far in advance, he has to. 
I am pretty happy right now!  Hopefully, I can manage to not break my foot this time walking out the front door and actually be able to run the darn thing!

5 comments:

ajh said...

Too funny! You can blog about it and pretend you are talking to Ken and you won't get in trouble! That was cutting it close!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Glad you got into the marathon! You've got some fun trips to look forward to!

Wendy said...

AWESOME! I loved Chicago!!
It's going to be a great year for you! I'm so excited for you!

Tara said...

That's great news that you signed up in time! I'm running Chicago too!

Kristina said...

I heart the Chicago Marathon!! I grew up there and have run it 7 times, I think? Can't remember. Anyways...it's fun and flat and fast and FUN!!!!!