I got my notification today that I was selected in the 2013 lottery to run the Falmouth Road Race! Yay! I knew it was coming because I was not selected last year, which guarantees entry for the following year, but it's still exciting to receive the notice! The race is scheduled for 8/11/2013, and is run by one of the Boston Marathon's race directors. I live in a pretty small place, so there aren't usually too many spectators at a road race. At Falmouth, there are people along the sides of the road for the entire 7 miles!
I have run this race for 4 or 5 years, and it is always a blast. I have never gotten a great time, but have had so much fun, I sign up every year. Last year, I did not get selected and was crushed! When my customers at my Saturday restaurant job found out, someone called around and found a number for me for a woman that wasn't able to run. I felt bad running under someone else's name, but at least it was the right sex! The strange thing was, I had become settled with the idea of not running, but then felt obligated to run with the number provided. The family that provided me with the number had me meet them at their house, provided me with a ride to and from the race, and even offered me breakfast. They were so nice! Their son ran also, and he was super fast!
In other news, due to recent thunderstorms in our area, the other dog has woken me up 2 nights in a row to get his Thunder Shirt. He is so silly. After we bought it, my boyfriend laughed at me for weeks about the waste of money. Then, the morning after a storm, I told him that I thought the dog had woken me up to get his shirt....he laughed some more! Well, it has now been a few years, and he will wake me every time to get his shirt. He sleeps on our bed, and putting the shirt on him is the only way to get him back in bed. Without the shirt, he paces, drools, and tries to hide in the basement and the bathroom. With the shirt, he will get back in bed, with tremors still, but at least we can sleep! Here is a recent picture...please notice Lucy snoozing away next to him! Nothing scares Lucy but the turkeys!