I’m In, I’m In, I’m In!!!!! #INGNYCMarathon

by Toni Church on April 27, 2012

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I am excited to say the least!!!  This is the year of the marathon and I always wanted my first marathon to be the NYC marathon so when I found out that my “guaranteed entry” was not guaranteed because NYRR couldn’t find my 2008 entry I was upset icon sad Im In, Im In, Im In!!!!!  #INGNYCMarathon  I always said my firs would be NYC but I also said 2012 would be the year I would run my first marathon, I mean if the world is going to end in December I at least want to run one marathon before it does so I resigned myself to the fact the NYC may not be my first.

I entered the lottery with the hopes of getting in but I ket my expectations low because I have entered this lottery 7 times over the last 12 years and have never gotten in so I just expected the worst until I saw this:

marathon acceptance 2012 Im In, Im In, Im In!!!!!  #INGNYCMarathonWhat?!?!  No way!??!  I was accepted!!!!!  It was meant to be!!!!  NYC here I come!!!

I was out to dinner with Chris when I found out and I was so excited and he was excited for me but our conversation actually went something like this:

  • Chris:  You know you have to run 26.2 miles?
  • Me:  Yes, I can do it!!!  I have run 13.1 so I just double that!!!
  • Chris:  It is 26.2 miles, I am not sure you should be this excited.
  • Me:  I can do it!!!!

I can do this!!!  My goal time has always been 4 hours but at this point I just want to finish!!!  Let the training begin!!!!!!!!

What race are you excited about doing his year??

 

 

 

 

 

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Heather April 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I was so excited when I saw you got in!!!!!!!! I remember that feeling when I got in last year – shock and excitement!
You are going to LOVE it. Congrats!

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Michele @ nycrunningmama April 27, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Congrats, girl!! So excited you got in. The NYC Marathon is one of my favorite courses and hands-down, my favorite marathon!! =) If you need any advice, let me know!! I’ve run parts of the course HUNDREDS of times!!! =)

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 27, 2012 at 8:22 AM

So exciting – congrats!!

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hikermom April 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Congrats! So exciting:)

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Robin April 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Congrats!!!! You can totally do 26.2.

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Travel Spot April 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

That’s so exciting! I love how our non-running friends and significant others all think we are pretty much crazy for WANTING to (and paying for it) run 26.2 miles.

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Thanks, yeah I think as as runners we sometimes forget that running 26.2 miles is not normal!!

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Monique April 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Congratulations Toni!! This is wonderful!!

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks Monique!!

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Laura April 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I’m so excited for you, Toni! That’s awesome– can’t wait to see how your training unfolds… enjoy the process!

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks so much!!!

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Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run April 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Congrats! I’ll see you at the starting line in November! :)

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks, see ya there!!!

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Debbie @ Live from La Quinta April 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Congratulations! It will be fun reading about your training.

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@TwinSistersRun April 27, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Congratulations! Persistence and perseverance pays off! :-)

My twin and I didn’t get in – which was good because we’re going to run the Chicago Marathon together on October 7 and then I’ll run the Philadelphia Marathon by myself on November 18! :-)

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks!!! Good luck on both of yours!!

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Katie April 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Congrats!! That will be an awesome first!!

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Thanks!!!!

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Lynne April 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Congrats! Someday I’ll get there. My favorite full has to be Denver RnR. I’m heading back this year for my third go around. Have fun in NYC!

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Thanks!! Good luck in Denver, maybe I’ll do that one 2nd!!

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MCM Mama April 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Congratulations!!! So exciting!

This is a mellow year for me – no really exciting race plans. But that’s ok. I’m just enjoying no pressure this year.

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Thanks!! Mellow is good!

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Missy April 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I’m so happy for you, I know how much this means to you and YES! You CAN do it!!!!

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Photina April 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Congratulations!! That is awesome news!

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Thanks!!

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Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife April 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Congrats!! Good luck with your training!

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misszippy1 April 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM

So excited for you! What a great debut marathon to do. I’m sure you’ll love every minute of it (ok, that’s a lie b/c you don’t enjoy every minute of a marathon, but…).

I’m very excited about my fall marathon, which is California International in early Dec.

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Thanks!!!

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Running While Mommy April 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I am excited for my first half which will be the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Fran! I have just finish plan too, I am sure those hill will kill me. But this is how I look at it. Most likely we will PR for the second, right?

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Thanks so much!!! Good luck on the Nike half!!! Yes the second time will be better!!!

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Candy Olivares April 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Congrats on gettin in!! Can’t wait to read about ur training. I recently ran my first half marathon. The Iron Girl half in Clearwater, Fl. It was tough but I’m so glad I finished. Hoping to do even better on my next one. Gotta decide which one to do next.. :)

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Toni Church April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Thanks!!! Congrats on your first 1/2!!

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lauriewalksfast April 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Congratulations!!! That is awesome!! I am looking forward to my first full this fall. Here in Columbus but I am so excited!!

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Margo April 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Congratulations! You will rock it!

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Toni Church April 29, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Thanks Margo!!!

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Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Congrats, girl!!! I’ve heard NYC is a great marathon and awesome course! Can’t wait to hear more about it all!

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Toni Church May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Thanks Melissa!!!

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Ricole Runs May 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

YOU GOT IN??!!!! You are the very first person I’ve heard of who actually got in via the lottery! I sadly didn’t, so I won’t be running with you, but YOU’LL ROCK IT!!! CONGRATS!

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Toni Church May 1, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Thanks!!!! This is like my 10th the trying to get in via the lottery so I think I was due!!!

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