[Break – Break – Currently at Los Angeles International Airport on a 12 hour layover]
I will, along with a number or co-workers who are much better, faster, stronger runners than I, have the honor of attempting to complete a 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon in a four day period; January 7 though 10, 2016. I must be out of my bloody mind!
Almost didn’t happen though registration opened while I was traversing airport security on the first leg of our family trip to the Philippines; (the trip has rapidly become a nightmare of unfortunate events, but that I will save for another time.) Because I was in route I didn’t have the means or time to register for the race; my boss was texting me blow by blow results “I just got in to the registration queue!” he exclaimed “The wait is 18 minutes to get on to the server!” He reports. I tell him all I have is my phone might be 16 hours before I’ll be able to register I say: man hope there will still be slots!
He generously offers to not only register me and pay the registration (for which I can pay him back later,) he’s already cranked up a second computer and tells me he 25 minutes in queue for that registration, time enough for me to get him my information.
While I’m dealing with having to reroute our flights because our plane is going to be an hour late getting in due to fog in San Francisco, (go figure fog in San Francisco) he pings me with “WE’RE IN!!!!! WOOHOO!!!” I sigh and say at least some good news today…. As of 6:12PM PST / 9:12PM EST the Dopey Challenge is 99% sold so there is a good chance I wouldn’t have been able to get in had it not been for my great boos.
Scared and excited and REALLY hoping you guys, my fellow bloggers can offer some help and advice that will help me survive this……