So you can see that it came as a complete surprise last month when I "won" a spot in the lottery for the St.George Marathon 2012. Now you non-runners out there are probably thinking, "Why is getting into a marathon considered a winning situation?" Think of it as the Superbowl for runners. But for those avid marathoners out there, getting into the St. George Marathon is like getting the invite to walk (I mean, run) the red carpet. Yeah, it's that cool. I'll admit that I have mixed feelings about this "win". I mean it's twenty-six point freaking two miles. But since I have tried to get into this marathon three times before and lost, I was happy to break my unlucky streak.
|Running the Ogden Marathon 4 weeks ago|
It turns out, my luck may be doing an about face permanently. I recently had the opportunity to join some friends in attending the Fierce Reads Tour at their stop at Provo Library. Don't worry, I didn't know what it was before I went either. Basically, it's a book tour for Macmillan's new debut Young Adult authors (I'll post more on them later). At the end of the night, they announced there was a giveaway. I was about ready to get up and leave. Why wait for the disappointment, right? I decided to check under my chair anyway, and, lo and behold, I'd won a book! And not just any book, but a book I've had on my Good Reads list for several months: Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
Here's all the authors that attended:
So it's true I may never win an IPad or a new car, but I'm starting to feel little Irish. Maybe I'll go to a BYU basketball game soon (but I'll wear a helmet, just in case).