Thursday, March 29, 2012

And the winner of the Marine Corps Marathon Golden Ticket is...

Hi everyone!  Well, as promised, I held the drawing tonite for the winner of the Marine Corps Marathon Golden Ticket.  Thanks so much to my two entrants - Jen and Joe!  Jen, I was thrilled to see you entered because you're such a loyal reader!  And Joe, I was so excited to see a new reader!  Thank you both for your amazing stories about selfless acts - Joe, I always love it when people get to finish with their kids!  Those kids will remember that forever, so way to go!

So without further ado, here's the video of the drawing (yes, I'm going to make you watch the video)...I hope this works (I tried to attach the video once, but it didn't work so I had to pull the post down and try it again...this should take you to a Google page with the video.  And by the way, my dog Bailey in the video is sporting a fashionable "cummberbund" as we like to call it, a.k.a. a diaper.  He's 15 1/2 and rather incontinent, so you do what you gotta do):

So the winner is Joe!! Congratulations, Joe!  I'm so excited for you and I hope you keep coming back to visit the blog!  Jen - I'm sorry that you didn't win....You've always been such an amazing commenter and fellow blogger!

Joe - I will email you the code and information for the Golden Ticket entry.  If you haven't received an email from my gmail account by Friday evening, please send me an email at

Also, Joe - It'd be great if you could keep me posted on your training.  Is this your first marathon or your umpteeth marathon?  Do you live in the DC area or will you be traveling here?  If you're traveling here and need travel tips, please let me know.  And if you'd like to do a guest blog post on your training, trials, tribulations, and triumphs, that'd be awesome!

Thanks again to both of you...You're both winners given the amazing selflessness you displayed in your races!  Keep on runnin!

Life Through Endurance...: THE RACE: Here's Your Chance to Get Into the Sold Out Marine Corps Marathon....


Jen said...

Congratulations Joe!!!

Carilyn said...

Fun contest, Michelle!

Joe said...

Thank you.

I'm Psyched about this race! This is going to be my first marathon and I really wanted my first to be this race. I talked to a friend that ran the Marine Corp Marathon a couple years ago and he described the number of people that come out to support the runners. I think that amount of support is my only hope of being able to finish in the time that I want. I'll keep everyone posted on how I'm doing so you all know that the ticket is not going to waste. Thanks again!