So, lottery results are in for New York, but alas, I am not.
I have at least one friend who IS in, but I'll wait for Friend X to let the world know...
I'm bummed, but not totally hopeless.
I could potentially get in by being a Charity Runner. I'll be mulling over this option for a day or two and then decide.
There is a part of me that says "Okay, you didn't get in. Let the chips lie where they may".
Another part says "HEY! You are only getting older. You want to try to get in to NY next year AND potentially do IM WI? What are you, TWENTY? New York is already expensive, why not just buck up and run for a good cause???"
In the meantime:
I'm wrapping up my time here in Charlotte. I've been here on business the last few days. Nice city, polite people, interesting downtown. Loooove the weather. Hot, humid -- just my cup of tea.
Not so much back in Minneapolis, where the temps have been "reasonable" but the evenings still chilly.
My first outdoor tri is Saturday -- yes, THIS Saturday -- and I'm already preparing my list of "I won't do the event if..." list.
The first big IF is IF there is still ice on the lake.