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!

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22 comments :

  1. Whoa...yikes...I'm trying not to laugh but in a way it's funny, right? Better to laugh than cry, right? I think I would have cried...but then I don't know if I'd ever get there...my grand plans include a 5k...that's the MAX of my running dreams. Have fun with those hills, ugh! I mean... YEAH!

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  2. What a great attitude....it's like having a 'due date' and now those legs and lungs will be well developed before you give birth to an over due race~ha! Sounds like you have a bit more of a challenge than anticipated I am glad you have 3 more weeks to prepare. GO JEN!

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  3. i do things like this all the time, the real funny things is it always turns out for the best. God has a great sense of humor doesn't he?

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  4. Woops, that sounds like something I would do! I hope it goes well when it's time for the marathon.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jade

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  5. Oh Jen... :) Loved this. The sarcastic undertones? Awesome.

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  6. I'm impressed you run those things! I'd love to do something like that

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  7. As I've said before, the thought of running makes me hurt all over. And, we all make these type of mistakes, no matter how careful we are, so it's okay. :o)

    Enjoy your week-end, especially now that you will not be running your race on Sunday. Hugs!

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  8. Oops! When I first read that you signed up for the wrong race, my stomach almost sank for you. I'm glad that you can still run! I have signed up for a half marathon this spring, too. Several years ago I ran a full. So in my mind, I think, no problem but my body is feeling the effects of getting back in shape to be able to run this thing!

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  9. Oh dear!, well...at least you have a free weekend right? I really admire you. I am just starting to exercise seriously,but I can't imagine being able to run a 1/2 marathon! Enjoy the weekend!
    Blessings!

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  10. I am glad that you were able to find this out now...and not later ;)

    But making this sort of mistake...happens to the best of us :)

    Blessings....Maria

    PS: now you truly have more time to train...

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  11. Girl! Yep. that's all. Happy extended training! <3

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  12. Up Hill! Really. Do you like running that much? LOL. I'm actually jealous. I can't even run for more than 3 minutes on the treadmill at 4 mph. Something I'll have to work on.

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  13. Okay. That's funny. And sad to say, it's EXACTLY something I would do. Only I wouldn't realize it until I was there, and then pfpfpfpf...it'd be a big fat waste and I'd be mad, and I wouldn't even do the REAL waste..

    Oh, except for the part that I would NEVER in all my born days sign up for a race...

    Unless it was a drag race...

    And I haven't done those since I was 17. Yep. My mom's Ford Taurus could hit 135mph. Yes. I tremble in fear that my girls would ever participate in such shenanigans.

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  14. real RACE! I meant race not waste! See. I can't even type it!

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  15. Oh, I would TOTALLY do something like that, only not a half marathon...cause so far the 5k is as far as I can make this little body go...maybe someday! I agree, look at the bright side, there are so many things that could have been worse, right! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. :)lol...me to! Jen - hill training...your legs and but will LOVE you:)
    I wish I lived by you I would so join you...for at least 3-5 miles...long before the hills.
    I would be at mile 10 11 12 and 13 cheering YOU on though
    xo:)

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  17. it's all very impressive...though wishing you had decided to do the Disney Half Marathon...then I could meet you!!:):):) xo

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  18. New to your blog.. and I just LOVE your intro. Thats a GREAT reason to blog. Probably the BEST!!!! Thank you!

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  19. Um, every time you writing anything about running, I'm impressed. I just want you to know that I run like Pheobe off of Friends. Yep, no half marathons for this girl.

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  20. Hi there! Linking up (late) from Caffeinated Randomnesss and I must say...Wow.. I'm tired just thinking about that run! :)

    Many blessings!

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  21. I'm glad you got to run the race with me. I'm glad you were able to laugh about it, though I know you were NOT laughing when you got that e-mail! When we're old (like really old) and winning our age group because we're the only ones left running at our age, we will look back and say, "Remember when you registered for the wrong race?" Of course, we might not remember at our age! LOL! We needed some excitement. We didn't have any runs in the rain or in 20 degree weather this year, so thanks for the excitement. ;)

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