Monday, January 16, 2012

Lesson Learned

After my half marathon in November, when I decided I wanted to do more, more, more! I sat down with my magazines and my calendar and planned my next few races. One race I was very excited to do was the Washington, DC Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon. I grew up in Maryland and have family to stay with in Virginia, and it is the weekend of C's birthday so I thought it would be a fun birthday trip.

After getting through the Christmas shopping and end-of-the-year and beginning-of-the-year bills, I whipped out my deba-deba-deba-DEBIT card this afternoon and went to register.

This is what I saw...

What??? It seems that for me, DC this year is not to be! I grumbled. I whined. I may have shed a tear. I definitely kicked myself swiftly in the ass for not registering earlier.

And then, I did this...

I am glad I have a race to run, but I definitely learned my lesson...REGISTER EARLY!!!!

While I was at it, I registered for this, as well...

The challenge is to run 2.5 miles to the Krispy Kreme, eat a dozen donuts, and run back to the start. I am doing this with C, and we are running as casual runners, not challengers...I am pretty sure I know what would happen if I tried to eat a dozen donuts on any day, much less in the middle of an 8k! As casual runners, we are allowed to carry our donuts back to eat later (or share with others), so that is what we plan to do. I think it's something every runner in the area should experience, and I am excited to be doing my third race with C!

And now I must list some family heirlooms on Craigslist to raise money for the other races I want to run this year...before they are sold out as well!

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