Friday, February 22, 2013
Oh ... my ...
Just got an email about a race and I'm so tempted to register for this:
Sausalito to San Francisco Emerald Across the Bay 12k
It's on my birthday.
It involves coming across the Golden Gate Bridge!
What's NOT to like?
Well, it isn't cheap. And it isn't in walking distance of home. I would have to have enough for the cost of the race ($50 plus online fee), but there's just no way to be in SF between 6:30 am and 8:00 am unless I spend the night there. A one-night stay might not be horribly expensive ... but it would be a Saturday night before St. Patrick's Day, so not sure how available hotel rooms would be. The longer I spend up there before and after, the more food and transportation costs add up.
Saturday and post-race Sunday in SF to celebrate birthday? Definite bonus.
Lots of hills? Well, I don't do terrible on them, but local races have mostly been flat.
It would also be only the second time I've gone further than 5k in a race. My only other one was the Turkey Trot 10k (which I did in about an hour and a half, so doing the 12k in under 2 hours sounds quite doable.) I have no doubt I can go that far, though my brisk walk ends up less brisk.
Obviously I need to get more details. Will I even have the spare cash to spend on myself for my birthday like that and is that what I want to spend it on?
Just one more thing to rattle around the brain cells that are already working long hours without overtime pay.