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Monday, September 19, 2011

Bad News Bears

Luck has not been my friend lately.

I have bombed my first two tests this semester, things at work are going a tad crazy and I may not be able to run the Detroit Marathon.

Other than that?  Oh, life is okay.

Long story short, the Secretary of State would not accept the copy of my birth certificate to replace my lost enhanced ID last Friday.  I am supposed to get a new birth certificate from the courthouse.  This process may take longer than I have before the Detroit Marathon.

Procrastinate much?  Woops =/

I really want to run this race.  I need redemption.  I have trained hard, I have not slept in on a Sunday morning, I have been to Kensington Park or out in Ann Arbor at 5:30, 6 and 7 a.m. to spend the first few hours of my day running.  I have sprained ankles, missed family events and been the designated driver more times than I can count since April to work hard for this race.

I have worn through pairs of shoes, sacrificed precious Betsy time and consumed more food than a small horse.  I have permanent scars on my feet and from my sports bra.  I have worked hard to do this race. 

The denial at the SOS just pissed me off.  I said to the lady, "I need it for a marathon!  I need this ID SOON!  I have worked so hard, you DO NOT understand!"  She said, "Yes ma'am, I know..."  I told her as tears flooded my eyes, "NO YOU DO NOT," then stormed out.

Ugggghhhh, cross your fingers for me.  One way or another, I plan on running 26.2 miles at Detroit. 

To be continued...


  1. Maybe you ID will become unlost? I hope it works out for you

  2. My heart goes out to you...I seriously hope you get it in time!! I totally understand...I worked so hard all summer for my first Olympic tri but was injured the week before and couldn't do it....I was SOOOOO unbelievably work so hard for something you want to prove all that hard work was for something.

    Best of luck...fingers crossed!