Monday, September 19, 2011

Today

It's been 4+ months since we qualified and today hubs and I finally had the opportunity to apply for registration in the 116th Boston Marathon.


A note on the website this morning was not so reassuring, but also not surprising...

"Due to field size limitations, it is probable that not all qualifiers who submit an entry will be accepted."

So now we wait and hope that 3:09:19 and 3:37:18 are good enough.



And if not? It's okay. That will not take away from the glory of May 15th. I never imagined I stood a chance at qualifying and I am damn proud to have earned the opportunity to apply.

If I have to qualify again and again and again and again I will do it.


For now, we wait.....



Good luck everyone!

41 comments:

Beth said...

Good luck! I hope you make it in!

William Spaetzel said...

Fingers crossed for you!

Lily on the Road said...

Aggggg, I can't stand the suspense!

Jason said...

Well if you don't get to run in the Boston Marathon next April it just means more training time for IronMarlene to debut.

Good luck friend. I'm pulling hard for you and the hubs.

Morgan said...

My fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed!!!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Good luck!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

everything possible crossed...seriously not sure how i"ll even go pee!

Robin said...

Good luck, hope you both get in!!

Zaneta said...

Good luck!! I hope you both get in!! :)

Deb said...

I hope you make it!

While I understand the reasons for the rolling admission process, I don't think the "wait and see" registration is fair. I think once they narrow it down to when you can register, they should make it first come, first serve on actual registration day. But, what do I know?

When do you find out?

destination262 said...

I'm thinking the happiest thoughts ever! You deserve this. Just realized others have asked this, but when do you find out either way? I hope you don't have to be in suspense for too long.

Runners Fuel said...

Good luck! I hope you guys get in!

kristen said...

Good luck! If you don't get in, you will DEFINITELY get in next year- you'll be that much speedier :)

Denise said...

oooh! if anyone deserves an entry, it's you!!! fingers crossed!

runningthedawn.com said...

eeeeee! i know that it must be absolute torture to wait, but it's so exciting to even be seeing that famous unicorn on the screen. i still get chills whenever i see the boston marathon logo. happy thoughts heading your way!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

In the true spirit of a runner, it's not the destination but the journey! Hey, both of your feet are off the ground int hat photo.......

Bethany + Ryan said...

Good luck, Marlene, please let us know ASAP!!!!! I reallly hope you get in. But if not, you'll def get in next time, you are getting so fast!! Best of luck to you and Mark and OF COURSE whatever happens does not at all change May 15th! xoxoxo

Jess said...

Good luck!

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

Fingers crossed! Good Luck!

Heidi said...

Good luck. For me it would be an honor just to be able to apply. If I did qualify I'm not even sure I would apply for the race - but that's me and I'm a weird duck. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

The Bignon Family said...

Wow! Good luck- right now I can only imagine ever being that fast!!!

Casey said...

YAAAY!! good luck!!!

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lindsay said...

Boston Schmoston. They think they're so wicked awesome driving around in their cahs.

I hope you get whatever answer you are hoping for. Let's be real you are on the Dark Side now, just-marathons are too wimpy.

MCM Mama said...

Fingers crossed for you!

Jamie said...

Good luck to you both! Here's hoping that confirmation email comes through soon!

lilmeg said...

Goosebumps. Everything crossed.

dietitianontherun.com said...

You know you did what it took to get there - and eventually, you'll cross that finish line. :) Fingers crossed for you both!

Michelle said...

Waiting here too....it feels funny. Can't wait to hear for all of us!

Char said...

What happens if one gets accepted and the other misses out? Will you still go? It's a bit of a Sophie's Choice dilemma.

Lisa said...

good luck!

XLMIC said...

Really hoping it works out for the two of you :)

Nicole said...

fingers crossed GF <3 thinking of you!!!!!!

Kayla said...

Good luck!! I really hope you both get in!!!

Laura said...

You know you deserve it so if the fates say 2012 isn't the time...2013 will be awesome!!!!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Ahhhhh good luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Aron said...

FINGERS CROSSED for you!! I want you to go run soooo badly, I hope I hope you get in!

Fran said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you and your hub.

Anne said...

Sending Boston vibes your way...would be so cool if you got in. But I agree that it would not take away from the glory if you didn't! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Good luck.. From someone who qualified, missed getting in because it sold out, and found a way to run anyway I KNOW you will find a way. HUGS!!

Joanna said...

I hope it works out! And I have to admit, I felt a little lazy when I got to the glorious pic of you crossing the finish line back in May and I'm sitting here eating a bowl of ice cream. Way to shame me. :) ha! All in good fun.

Also, I "tagged" you for a throw-back post the other day, just in case it might be fun. :)

J said...

I HOPE you get in! That would be awesome!