Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I’m one of those people who never wins anything. No matter how much the odds can be stacked in my favor (a la Hunger Games style), I always wind up congratulating the other guy.

Last week, my friend and co-worker invited me to participate in Road Runner Sports’ Adventure Run. It’s a free race/scavenger hunt to get raffle tickets to win prizes. I love scavenger hunt-type challenges and I am getting sick of running on the treadmill, plus it was free and even though I never win anything, it still sounded fun. So I signed up.

And I won!

They had called about a billion other raffle tickets and came to the second to the last prize – a new pair of running shoes. Everyone was super excited about that. The DJ started calling out the numbers, he called the first 4 numbers, which none of my tickets had, of course. I tuned out and sighed, but oh well, I’m used to not winning raffles, right? As he was about to call the 5th number, he decided to throw that ticket away and grab another one, which turned out to be mine. Unbelievable.

I am now the proud owner of a $200 pair of running shoes. I think I may take my newfound luck to Vegas soon.

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