Saturday, November 10, 2012

So You're Sayin There's A Chance!!!

"One in a million"
Today I entered the lottery for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, AGAIN! When I first started running ultras a few years back, one of the things that attracted me most aside from the trails was the simplicity. Sign up, show up and run. That was it. It would seem those days are gone. Now most of the races I want to run either have an application process, a lottery, or require you to sit at your computer at the stroke of midnight (or other time) and if you are not the fastest typist or most computer savvy person, tough shit.

Some lotteries are straight up, 1 ticket random draw. Others like Western States give additional tickets for each year you don't get in and you can even buy extra tickets ( I believe the money is donated). Others have categories for veterans and first timers. The application process for the races I love or want to run for the first time has added a whole new level of stress to what was previously a stress free sport for me.

Tomorrow I am going to simply put on my running shoes and head out for a run ( I think I will wear clothes too).

Peace and Have A Great Day

5 comments:

  1. Good Luck! I'm still holding out for that ONE and only ONE lottery that I care about winning!

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    1. I would not mind winning that lottery either Tony:)

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  2. Good luck Eric. i'm thinking about throwing my app in for this year...if I get in I'm thinking the grand slam. just another idiotic idea anyway.

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    1. I love idiotic ideas Will. Hope to see you there.

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