lucky.

28 Apr

Yesterday was my lucky day! Nike e-mailed me to let me know my lottery number had been selected – I got a spot in the Nike Women´s Half Marathon in SF on October 16th. Embarcadero, Blue Bottle coffee, and 13.1 here we come!

This course looks difficult – but I am planning on training relatively hard for this. After all, I need to feel like I EARNED the Tiffany´s necklace that is given out to race finishers. My mom also entered the lottery, but as far as I know her number hasn´t been selected :(. I´m going to see if I can convince her to do another one with me though – perhaps the Petaluma Moo-Cow Half or a shorter race in so-cal this summer. I´m also planning on recording my workouts more diligently and have heard good things about DailyMile.

My luck continued yesterday with the ¨ida¨ (also known as Game 1) of the Semi-Final round of the Champion´s League between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. While the game started out slowly, Lionel Messi came to the rescue with two beautiful goals. Next week, the teams face-off again and one team will move into the championship round. I made sure to wear my FCB jacket to the bar where we watched the game, and got a surprising number of thumbs ups and ¨que buenas!!¨ on my way home. Viva Messi, anyone?

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4 Responses to “lucky.”

  1. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] April 28, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    Are you in Madrid? I am surprised you got so many positive reactions!

    • gillian April 28, 2011 at 11:31 am #

      I am in Madrid! I was surprised too, but I think both teams have such a large fan-base, that I luckily ran into the nice Barca fans and no rude and bitter Real Madrid fans :).
      Also – TOTALLY with you on the deliciousness of Spanish food – I get annoyed anytime I hear someone complain about it being “bland.”

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    […] Monday marked the official end of my Legal Writing class – the mandatory first-year oral argument. It was basically a glorified recitation of my brief. I did pretty well – the judge afterward told me I was “poised and articulate.” The argument was ungraded and no winner was declared, but it was still a fun exercise. Primo Coffee Roasters, Inc. (my fake client) FTW! Other Monday highlights?  I registered for NWM 13.1 in October – as a student I didn’t have to enter the lottery and was guaranteed a spot! I’m still working on getting my roommate, Jenn, to commit and I’m crossing my fingers that my mom’s number gets pulled this year! […]

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