so, yesterday i got up at 8:15am, got ready for the 5k which was at 11am. i'd made plans to meet at Jude's house at 10:15 so we'd be early.
i'd registered for the race last week ($27) and Jude went to Bar A to pick up our shirts and numbers around 10:10am - she asked where the start line was and they said rather rudely that it was right out front and to start running around the lake. Jude replied "um, no, i'm going home first".
So we met up, hung out, checked out the tee shirts, tied the jingle bells to our sneakers (it's the Jingle Bell Run for the Arthritis Foundation) and then walked back over to Bar A. Got there around 10:40am and went inside.
So we get in, looking for safety pins to slap our numbers on our shirts and we see folks doing shots and eating burgers, etc.
Weird, right? Yeah. I thought so too.
So I ask the woman when do we line up for the start and she looks at me blankly and says that it's right out front.
Then I hear people talking about what their times were and stuff.
Lo and frigging behold, the race was at TEN AM not 11am.
Son of a biatch.
Granted, I wasn't going to "run" anyway, but I was planning on walking the 5k --- so, Jude and I wound up just doing 3 miles on our own --- it may have been a tad less than 3 miles because I was pretty pissed off that I spent $27 and the damned website was wrong. Yes, the $$ went to Arthritis but still.
Oh well, I double checked with the race guy last night to make sure that the Mid Winter Beach Run is at 11am on Feb 17th and he said yes. definitely at 11am because that's the race his wife runs and she'll kill him if he screws it up.
I suppose I will walk the boardwalk tomorrow if the weather's okay. I toyed with "mall-walking" but I think at this time of the year they might have a few deaths on their hands if I start trying to shove my way around a mall. First off, I hate shopping (not that i would be doing that if i were walking) and second, holy crap i cannot stand lolligaggers who traipse around without a set plan or purpose. maybe i've got higher levels of testosterone in my system, i don't know, but jeezuz, just go into the mall, buy the crap on your list and hightail it out of there.
or better yet, shop online (gigglemom has started to do this. thank gawd)
and on that note... my couch is calling me... just like it did after i got home yesteday. i sat on that beast and watched the ironman triathlon.