- When you register for five half marathons in five days, you suddenly realize just how far that is. And then you start panicking about the measly 3+ mile runs you’ve been doing lately.
- If you use your charge card in a location away from home and sign up for $250 worth of races, your card will get flagged as stolen and will be declined the next time you use it.
- I suffer from “running amnesia”. If I go too many days without running, I sometimes forget how much I love it.
- Misty of Chincoteague was a real pony and is now stuffed and in a museum. Really. As Jones said, “It doesn’t take much for vacation to go from cool to creepy.”
- Pumpkin fudge is phenomenal. Pumpkin praline fudge is like heaven in your mouth.
- Mennonite women on vacation go in the hot tub in their full length dresses.
- Baby geckos move scary fast when they run up your arm.
- If you find a really good craft beer at a Shell station in the boonies, odds are it’s been there for a while and may not taste very good.
- If you ride 6+ miles on twice in three days, your butt will be unhappy. (Just for the record, 6 miles is about 3 miles longer than my previous “long ride”.)
- A three hour each way trip with a mobile hotspot = chance to get some work done. It did, however, cut into my reading time.
- 8 miles for the week is not good training for, well, just about anything, much less 5 halves.
So, I’ve put my money where my mouth is and we have plane tickets, hotel reservations, and I’ve registered for the races. Now it’s just a matter of getting the training done. No, I’m not nervous. At all. Really.
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Good luck! Now that it’s real, i’m sure you’ll adjust your training.
Awesome! I know all about race entries eating your credit and making your card totally empty! Have fun preparing for the races!
Jones cracks me up. I’m glad you had a great vaca and are signed up for all the races.
I’ve always wanted a Mennonite wife of my own. Not because of their hot tub habits, but they are the best cooks and (more importantly) bakers around.
The piny is creepy.
I love Amish romances and am in the middle of one. They all went kayaking in their dresses. So the book must be basedon some truth, right? If you like those tyesof books I cn send it to you to read. When you’re not in a mobile hotspot.
No turning back now. Yours is going to be an interesting journey to watch over the next few weeks and months.
Ha! Jones is too funny. Thanks for the info about the Mennonite ladies. I’d never given it much thought, but would have bet Mennonite women didn’t go in hot tubs. Now I know.
Pumpkin fudge sounds fantastic!
5 halfs in 5 days?
I look forward to reading about that!
And… did you stock up on that pumpkin fudge for a post-run treat after your 5 half marathons?