In 2011, I ran the New York City Half Marathon with my husband.  This was the first major race I ever ran. It was the hardest thing I ever did but I did it.

And now, three years later, I’m in it again.

A few weeks ago, I got a message from New York Road Runners that I wasn’t in.  Then I got an interesting note from them saying that they were expanding the half and to “click here” to put your name back in the hat. I clicked.  I called my running partner to click.  She told me she didn’t get the email so she wrote to NYRR and told them to re-consider her too.

I wondered if we were in. I kept checking but nothing.  Then, while I was on the phone with my sister, Lori, I got the email.

“OMG, I’m in???” I said to her.

“What are you talking about?” she asked. “In what?”

“The NYC Half,” I said. “I have to call Marti. I got to go…”

I texted my running partner, Marti.  She didn’t get the email.  She never got the email.

My heart was in a panic.  I love running with Marti.  She and I make a great team.  We ran the Diva Half and the Disney 10 Miler together.  How could I do this alone?  Can I do this alone?

I have eight weeks to decide. I’ll train and see where it takes me. In the meantime, I signed up for Coach John Honerkamp’s virtual training program and I’ll take  it one day at a time.

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