Registrations opened today for the New York Marathon, to which I have guaranteed entry for 2013. So I registered, and have my entry approved – I’m in.
I’d love to be able to say this is due to my super-fast times set in previous marathons, or because I’ve run 15 NY marathons before, but it’s not – it’s because I took advantage of the rule whereby you enter the lottery 3 years in a row and don’t get chosen, therefore are guaranteed entry in the 4th year. That rule is due to expire next year, so I managed to get in just in time.
So, I have 6 months to get from not being able to run 5km to being able to run 42km.