Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Dec 26th race?

Jeeze, I've got so much to say but no time.  I'm almost at the end of my miles building phase and it has been going to well -- better than I hoped and I want to get some things down.  But work's been crazy (hate budgeting!) so I've not and I'm not going to now.

I'm thinking about running the Operation Jack half marathon.  I can't think of a downside:

  • we are going to be in LA anyway for Christmas
  • staying 15 mins from the start
  • I was planning on running on the Manhattan Beach strand on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day anyway (yeah this goes the other way but still).  
  • if I run the day after Christmas, I can take Christmas off
  • I LOVE running near the ocean.  
The only downside is that I usually get on the road early to make my way back and we are coming back on the 26th.  But what the heck -- race starts at 7.30.  I'm done by 9.30 -- even with minimal dilly dallying I get back to my sister in law's house, shower and am on the road by 11.30.  Heck, make my kids go with me (horrors) and we can leave right after -- who needs a shower to sit in the car for 6 hours.  The boy can drive.  

Oh oh oh -- good cause.  Small race.

I'm not seeing a downside.  

I think I'll do this.  Only 40 spots left according to the blog post -- so I guess I'll go sign up now!

(just had to think it through)


Kathy said...

DO IT!!!

Terzah said...

Ooh, I bet you will rock it!!

Paul said...


(Sounds Good To Me)!

Nelly said...

I'm with everyone above, sounds like a perfect race opportunity to me, do it!

Caroline said...

I wanted to do this one also...
the only downside is no time chip..

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Do it! It will feel so much better to sit for 6 hours after you run this!