Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Third times a charm?

With all the excitement of the end of the deployment, I haven't really had time to reflect on what happened shortly before E came home. I entered the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon not really expecting to have my name drawn. Let's face it. The odds aren't great (although this one has better odds than others. I am looking at you NYC.) Anyway, drawing day came and I started to read that charges were showing on bank accounts. I decided to check even though it was only the first wave. I was pretty shocked when I saw a pending charge from MCM. Shocked. I couldn't believe that I actually won a lottery. So now I have 6 months to train for my third marathon. I am pretty scared after the last one. However, I knew after the last one that I needed one more shot at this distance. One more chance to prove to myself that I can do it without my body hating me. I need to find hills here in flat Florida to train for hills. And I need to find some new fuel for my runs so I don't end up sick again. I think I can do it. The other bad part is I have some random foot injury. The pain comes and goes. When I have it, I can barely put weight on it. I have my last race of the season Sunday (Star Wars Half at Disney World). I am going to take that one easy, and then heal so I can tackle this marathon. 

Also, I have never been to Washington, D.C. Any suggestions on restaurants or must see? I will only have a few days. E is going with me, and he pretty much just wants to spend every day at the Air and Space Museum. 


  1. I am so excited for you!!! How amazing!

    1. Thank you! It is pretty exciting and scary! :)

  2. Wow!! Well D.C. is a great city! Any Smithsonian museum is fantastic. I toured the U.S. Mint the last time we went and it was so interesting. And Arlington Cemetery is always a must-see for me! Make sure to go for the changing of the guard.

  3. So exciting!!! You'll do great!
    If you have time, book a slot to go to the top of the Washington Monument. It's free, and the views of the mall, city, and river are breathtaking.


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