I’m running DC!

5 Dec

On a whim, I joined a group of other women to enter the lottery for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. scheduled for April 27, 2014. I didn’t really think about it much after entering the random drawing because I honestly didn’t know what kind of chances we had.

Well…

On Tuesday, my bank account had a charge from Nike (squee!) and later that night, I received an e-mail with these beautiful words:

imageTo say I jumped for joy is an understatement! I bounced around the house in excitement, doing a victory dance (it’s true, just ask my husband).

Two of my favorite things to do are to run and to travel. For a while, I’ve been wanting to do a destination race as a way to combine both of these loves. This will be the perfect opportunity to get a taste of that!

The Nike Women’s Half is also known to be quite an event with a huge expo, limited edition running shoes, motivational training campaigns, and typically little blue Tiffany’s boxes waiting at the finish line*. NWHM also raises millions of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is incredible!

All around, I’m really looking forward to participating in April! I’m hoping this will be the spark I needed this season to put energy back into my running routine.
imageWho’s running DC with me?!

*Nike has not confirmed nor denied the finisher award for 2014.

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5 Responses to “I’m running DC!”

  1. kristenk December 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Congrats! I was going to put my name in for the lottery but totally forgot about the deadline. I’ll have to vicariously live through your posts about the half marathon!

    • Nikki December 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

      Thanks! Now I just have to actually write stuff!

  2. Jenny December 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Congrats on getting in!!!
    I’m sure it will put that spark back into your running routine!!

    • Nikki December 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Thanks! I hope it also puts the spark back in my blogging, it definitely needs it!

  3. cldem December 8, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Congrats!!! I hear they put on a really great race. I want to do their San Fran race at some point, but need to figure out my race calendar before I enter that lotto.

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