I wrote about this back in October, but it’s time to re-visit the topic once again. For whatever reason, I seem to be blessed with a strange streak of luck. Recent events show that this streak is still going strong! Just last week I got an email from Vitalicious, who had been giving away a diamond Tiffany pendant for Valentine’s Day, and apparently I entered the contest? I didn’t even remember! Then I got this…
Thank you for entering our Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes! While you did not win our grand prize, you are a runner-up, and have won a FREE 24 Pack of Deep Chocolate Vitatops! Thanks in advance for your willingness to participate. Congratulations!
Is it bad that I was actually kind of annoyed that someone other than me won the grand prize? And not just because it was a diamond necklace, but more because I couldn’t believe my luck was only worthy of being a measly runner-up! Good thing I dusted off my crystal ball because I still had another chance to get a Tiffany necklace…
…remember this post?
I have been checking my email every five minutes for the past two weeks, as I was promised an answer by “the end of March.” And at 5:00pm (central time) on the 30th day of March, I got this…
Dear Nike Runner,
Congratulations, you have been selected in the 2009 Nike Women’s Marathon random drawing! You are now registered for the 2009 Nike Women’s Marathon. Your credit card has been charged the race fee, and you will begin receiving emails with more information about the race. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out the Nike Women’s Marathon website at nikemarathon.com for additional information.
On October 18th, 2009, thousands of runners will rendezvous in the scenic streets of San Francisco for the sixth annual Nike Women’s Marathon. A favorite amongst many runners, this year’s race promises to be another hit! Every detail of the Nike Women’s Marathon has been planned with women in mind. Here are just a few of the highlights:
-Official finisher necklace designed by Tiffany & Co.
-100% recycled Nike Dri-FIT Finisher T-shirt in women’s sizes
-Three-day interactive Expotique in Union Square
-Breathtaking course starting in Union Square and ending along the Pacific Ocean
-Extraordinary on-course support and entertainment
-Post-race celebration at the finish line including free massages, food, music and more
Hooooooooooly crap! I honestly can’t believe it (and I can’t believe I have to run another freaking marathon!). At first I was all, “ohhh they must have accepted everyone”, but I’ve come to find out that every other person I know who entered the drawing for either the full or half marathon was not selected. Truly ridiculous luck.
It gets better. For the drawing, we had the option to “enter as a group” so that you would either be selected or rejected with your running buddies, and your group wouldn’t be split apart. I convinced Lindsey to enter the lottery with me, on the premise that if our “group” was selected out of a hundred-thousand entries, obviously she was meant to start running again.
Well lace up your Sauconys, Linds. On October 18th we’re running 26.2 miles through the hills of San Francisco! And today, I’m going to buy a lottery ticket…