My Mom is a very lucky woman. Really she is. The first time she went to a casino which wasn’t till she was in her mid 40’s, she put a few coins in a slot machine and all the bells started to go off. This was repeated many times like almost every time she goes to the point that the one time it didn’t happen she was confused. She also has the same type of luck with lottery tickets. Never hitting big, but always just enough at just the right time.
It’s funny because the other day she was at my house showing my family her latest Christmas Scratch off where she won $400. Perfect, right before Christmas. My hubby was joking that as much as I’m like my mother why couldn’t I have her luck when it came to lotteries. Then I realized that I do just not the lotteries that pay you cash.
I threw my name into the Marine Corps Marathon just on a lark. Actually forgot about it.
After the New York City Marathon which I got in with 9 plus 1 on the runner’s high I threw my name into the Chicago Marathon lottery. Really not expecting much as only half get in. I thought the odds were worse than that till I looked this morning. Again forgot about it until a friend texted me to ask if I got an email.
How does this keep happening to me? Yes, I know it happens because I keep putting my name into these things but I really never expect to get in. Never.
So I realized this morning, that I do have my mother’s luck. I think my hubby would prefer if I had different lottery luck, but for a runner this isn’t a bad kind of lottery luck to have.
So apparently, I will be running Chicago.
I might need to start running again for this to happen though:)
Don’t worry, I’m on it!
That’s exciting! You really are the accidentally running mama! 😀
Congrats!! I just won entry to the NYC Half for three years in a row. Runners’ luck.