Who of you didn't have a Magic 8-Ball when you were a kid? Actually, I didn't have one but one of my sisters did. In my younger years, I was always a big believer in voodoo, horoscopes, Ouija, Mystery Date (I always got the dud)--you name it. Maybe it was just wishful thinking, but I liked the idea of being able to anticipate the unknown. Maybe that explains why I don't like surprises. I never thought of myself as a controlling person but I guess I kind of am.
I do have friends who swear by their psychics. Seriously. Unfortunately, while that fortune telling is all in good fun, you and I both know that statistically, nothing can predict an outcome or an event. At every race, I still carry that lucky stone Becky gave me for my PR Chicago marathon, but since that one race, it has yet to give me more of the good juju I thought it possessed.
Maybe I used it all up.
Right now, I could use a little serendipity. Marathon training hasn't been going so well at the TTLWH headquarters. I swear that someone out there has a voodoo doll with my name on it. Maybe it's my husband. Anyways, I thought it would be fun to ask the Magic 8-Ball 5 running related questions to see what the future holds for these legs and help me make some decisions about my upcoming marathon!
For these questions, I used the online app Ask 8-Ball. There are 8-Ball apps available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store as well. Remember, you can only ask yes or no questions.
Ok, Magic 8-Ball, here's question #1: Will I run Grandma's Marathon in June?
Answer: Most likely! Alrighty, then! I'm liking this 8-Ball.
Question #2: Will I be able to complete my marathon training?
Answer: Most likely!
Question #3: Will I be able to run the marathon without a potty stop?
Answer: Reply hazy, ask again. Oh, that's not a good sign. Second reply: Without a doubt. Whew! I was worried about a code brown.
Question #4: Will the weather be favorable on marathon day?
Answer: Outlook not so good. Hmm. Should I be more specific? Why not? Is it going to be hot on marathon day? My sources say no. Is it going to rain? Most likely.
Question #5: Will I ever run the Boston Marathon?
Answer: Outlook not so good. I figured as much. I shouldn't have pushed my luck!
Well, that was fun...stay tuned for the next installment when I pull out the Tarot cards! While I'm just kidding about that, the unpredictability regarding my health has me feeling a bit desperate. I've got some big running-related decisions to make over the next week or so. I'm not sure I'll make my decision on whether or not to run Grandma's based what the 8 Balls says. Even if I liked the answers. I'll try to be a little bit more pragmatic about that. All signs point to yes.
What would you ask the Magic 8-Ball? If you didn't like the answer, would you shake it up and try it again? Are you a fan of fortune telling? Have you ever had a prediction come true?
I'm linking this post up with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for the Friday Five!