Friday, January 28, 2011
Um, Yeah, Wrong Race
So, I registered for the wrong half-marathon. So, there will be no 13.1 mile run this Sunday. Oh, no. See now, I get to EXTEND my training a whole other 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!
I suppose things could be worse. I could have paid $86 and missed the race completely, had it been scheduled before the one this weekend. I could have not registered for any race at all and not gotten to run anything. I could have been running a race out of town and would have lost tons of money on travel expenses (not that I ever run races out of town, I'm just saying). Or, I could have registered for the full marathon instead of the half, which would decidedly be the end of me.
I've run this particular race (the one that is in 3 weeks) twice. Plus, the marathon I ran last year is the same course for the first 10 or so miles. I definitely feel that I could PR and that would be fun, but the main difference between the one I thought I was running and the one I actually signed up for is the fact that the first one is DOWNHILL. Yep, and the one I'm running? All hills during miles 10-13. Oh yeah. Guess I'll be running some hills in the next 3 weeks, too.
The funny thing is that I very, very rarely make mistakes like this. Like, never. Oh, well. I guess I just hadn't been pruned enough back in September when I made the mistake. Too much going on. Or too little sleep, I'm not sure. But, definitely distracted because I didn't even register the price difference between the two races. And I am always careful with my pennies!
I have no deep thought to tie this into. Good thing it happened today and Fridays are a day to not take myself so seriously. And most definitely, this is a random post, so good thing it's Caffeinated Randomness at Michelle's! Also, linking up with Rachel Ann's Company Girls!