This is me this morning. FREAKING MY YOU-KNOW-WHAT out because I got the email that I have officially gotten into the lottery to Broad Street Run (10 miles, Center City in Phila.  The run everyone does if you live in Philly and call yourself a runner.)

Oh and yes, you read that right – you have to apply to a lottery to be ACCEPTED to go and run your butt off for 10 miles. Pretty funny when you think about it.

So I registered a few weeks ago and waited. And I’ve been pretty calm thus far. Doing my thing at the gym, thinking, yup, if I get in, I can do this.

But today I got the email and I’m officially having a mini freak out. I know in my head that I can do it. While I haven’t run more than 6 miles at one time – EVER – I have been running regularly for most of my adult life. And the last few years I’ve been doing 3-5 miles a couple times a week. According to everything I’ve read, I’m good to go. If I take the next few weeks to train right, I’ll be fine.

But excuse me while I spend the day having my HOLY SH*T moment over the fact that I’ll be getting up at the butt crack of dawn to go downtown, cram onto a road with 40,000 other people and WILLINGLY run for 10 miles.



  1. Hope Stevens says

    Ha, ha….you’re so funny!! You’ll do great for sure, but I understand the mini freak-out! Good luck!!!

  2. You’ll be great. Seriously, it will seem way easier than the training runs with all the crowds, excitement and adrenaline. And you are always in great shape so are ready to step it up to get ready for a 10 miler! You can do it! The hardest part will be dealing with crowds at the start not the actual run lol 🙂

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