I applied to run my 2nd NYC Marathon today. The first experience was simply amazing and I hope to be there again on November 4th, 2012, 100% healthy and ready to crush the streets of New York. (So dramatic. I know).
While I was debating whether or not to apply this year, I started picturing myself on the sidelienes on raceday. That image was motivating enough. I would hate to not be a part of the action and excitement in NYC for the weeks leading up to the race, as well as on marathon Sunday. Plus, I loved the course and the atmosphere, but my injury this past year dampened the fun a little bit. Again, I want to be there healthy and fully ready.
As I mentioned before, it’s a little more pricey this year, but (unfortunately for my bank account) the price increase didn’t deter me. My bank account will certainly be crying if I get accepted, but I’d rather spend money on this experience than the other crap I would probably spend money on…even though one of my resolutions is to pay off my credit card bill this year.
Perhaps this shows that I tend to make poor financial decisions. Whatever.
For the next four months, I’ll be anxiously awaiting my marathon fate.
Anyone else apply for the 2012 NYC Marathon? What are your goals ? Or, did you decide against it? Did the cost deter you? Too far to travel? Not a fan of marathons? Tell me your thoughts!