The registration lottery for the 2017 New York City Marathon begins today.
Last year I did enter the lottery although I really don’t know what I was thinking.
Did I really think that I wanted to run the marathon?
As of now, I do not plan to enter the registration lottery for this year.
Most people fail to realize that I have yet to ever run a marathon.
I know it seems weird that I haven’t given my consistent mileage but aside from a brief moment last year when I applied, I have never really cared to run the marathon and still really don’t.
While I could list a million reasons as to why I don’t want to run a marathon, the bottom line is, I just don’t want to.
And I think that’s okay.
In fact, I think it’s perfectly okay to never a run a race of any distance if racing isn’t your idea of fun.
I also think it’s perfectly okay to run a bunch of races and then decide you don’t feel like running another race any time soon.
Right now, I am not feeling in the mood to run any race of any distance.
I’ve noticed a major increase in keyword searches lately for my Long Island Half Marathon training posts which leads me to believe people are planning for the half coming up in May.
Recently I tried to see if I could get in the mood to think about training for the Long Island Half Marathon.
I thought that listening to my race day playlist while running would get me in the mood but it didn’t. It didn’t spark a thing.
Then my son and I went to a store that is located along the Long Island Half Marathon race course which I suddenly remembered as the 11 mile mark.
For a brief moment, I did get excited and started speaking really fast. “Oh, hey! This is the 11 mile mark of the half marathon. I am always beyond tired at this point!”
I also had a dream the other night that it was race day and somehow I was at the start line. I wasn’t registered and didn’t train but figured I would run it anyway until I saw the race day fee and decided the money would be better spent at Bloomingdales.
Right now, I think that I am just happy to run for no reason or complete a Pure Barre workout.
I never really needed to find my fitness motivation through a training plan. An upcoming race on my calendar is not necessary to keep me going.
I run to feel good and happy which is more than enough to get out of bed in the morning.
Maybe one day my feelings will change.
I do have a month to decide if I want to enter the marathon lottery and at least two months to decide on the half marathon. For now though, I think I am happy to save money on the race registration fees!it's okay to not sign up for a race! #running #races #lihalf #nycm #fitfluential Click To Tweet
Are you currently signed up for a race?
Do you go through phases with running races?
Do you plan to enter the registration lottery for the New York City Marathon?