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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.