2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

I'm in!

I’m in!

I’m in!

I hadn’t planned to enter the lottery, but a friend invited me to join as part of her team.  So, I did.  A part of me hoped that I would not get selected, but once I received the email this morning, I was elated.  I guess I did care.  That’s a lie.  I KNOW that I care and that, deep down, I wanted the opportunity to run this race again.  You see, I was selected via lottery to run the 10 miler in 2012 (or maybe 2011?), but couldn’t run due to injury.  I didn’t even start!  This year, I had some nagging shin issues going into the race, but I was confident that I would not only start, but finish.  And, guess what?  I had to stop at mile 6.  The pain was simply too intense that even walking had become a problem.  The 2013 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler was my first DNF.  Boo.  Hiss.

So.  I have some unfinished business for next year’s race.  I’ll start strong and healthy – and injury-free – and I’ll finish the same way.

Let’s do this!