It is official - I am running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon

Thursday, May 30, 2013


The ING New York City Marathon is a very prestigious event. One that only allows a certain amount of runners to enter on time (I will never be that runner) while offering a lottery to other participants in 3 categories - 1) NY residents 2) US residents 3) International residents. All lottery participants are selected via As one could imagine, many get denied. One night, after a few too many glasses of wine, I entered said lottery. From the moment I entered, I had a crazy feeling that I would get in. I just knew deep down inside that the NYC Marathon was in my future. Yesterday the lottery took place and I stressed all day. As of 5:00pm, my email was empty and no financial transactions occurred. I was sad....

At 5:30pm as I was sitting on my couch, I received text from Chase Bank: A $255.00 debit card transaction to NEW YORK ROAD RUNNER on 05/29/2013 5:32:22 PM EDT exceeded your $125.00 set Alert limit. (I get alerts on anything over $125 to make me feel guilty about spending money).

I screamed, I jumped, I scared the crap out of my cat, who is still hiding in my closet. I, Megan Michelle Wood, am running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy Crow......Here's the fun part - this prestigious event will be my first full marathon. I am a girl that dreams big - what can I say. 

My training for the Dopey Challenge was to kick off in July but I am going to start this weekend. This will put me perfectly on track to run the full marathon on November 3rd. Check out the ING New York City Marathon Course below - I see many visits to my hometown of Daytona Beach to do bridge runs over the next few months. 



  1. So ridiculously proud of you!

  2. Congrats Megan! That is totally awesome :)

    1. Thanks girl!!!!!! Means so much to have Meghan supporters! ;)


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