Happy Friday y’all! You’ve made it through another work week and now have the entire weekend to do something epic. Spring is completely on its way so hopefully your something epic will involve lots of sunshine.
In less then 48 hours, my something epic for this weekend is running my 2nd marathon; Rock-n-Roll New Orleans.
I managed to catch the crud that my hubby had so the past few days I’ve been in ‘get this crap out of my system mode’ so I’m acutally less than thrilled about this weekend. Although, to be perfectly honest, I was less then thrilled about this weekend before I ended up sick. For some reason I just can’t wrap my head around this race. I wish I could blame it on nerves but I don’t even have those right now. I have total 100% apathy towards this event.
I know that a lot of it has to do with the fact that my first marathon was so emotionally charged with running it in memory of my brother. The Marine Corps Marathon was just so special that really nothing will ever be able to top it.
I’m also a bit disgruntled with the event organization. I went to register for runner tracking so my hubby could keep up with me only to find out that they are charging people to track runners. I guess they don’t get enough money with the already high registration fees. So I did what any 21st century person does and vented on social media. Apparently a LOT of folks are disgruntled with the Rock-n-Roll series.
However, when you click their track a runner link it automatically takes you to the pay site. So basically they’re directing people to pay to track runners without telling them about the free option. That doesn’t sit well with me.
I could go on about this topic but I’ll save my ranting. *You’re welcome* I’m already registered for one more RnR marathon in November and unless something changes, it will be my last one.
So tomorrow I will head to the expo with my running girls and I’m hoping to catch the excitement bug there. Maybe it will bring back fond memories of last year’s race which I adored. Rock-n-Roll New Orleans 2012 was my very first ½ marathon so I kind of feel like I’ve gone full circle, toeing up to the line as a marathoner.
I’m also really looking forward to the fact that Kara Goucher & Shalane Flanagan are going to be running. Talk about star struck. These two women are absolutely inspiring and I hope to at least catch a glimpse of them sometime this weekend.
Question: Have you ever been apathetic towards an event? What did you do to pull yourself out of it?