The following email arrived in my inbox earlier this week, just a couple days after I mourned the end of the open-water swimming season:
4.4 MILE GREAT CHESAPEAKE BAY SWIM PUBLIC OPEN-LOTTERY 2012 REGISTRATION OPENS ON TUES. NOV. 1, 2011 BY 8 A.M.
Lottery Registration will remain open to all until Tues. January 3, 2012, 8 a.m. when the ability to register into the lottery will be closed.
4.4 NAME SELECTIONS WILL BEGIN ON WED. JANUARY 4, 2012. 8 A.M.
Name selections will be conducted in random batches of 50 within each selection round. This process will continue until the confirmed entrants reach the count of 700. Emails will be sent to all selected from the registration list with detailed on-line entry instructions.
Is there any surprise that I’m planning to re-up?