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5/7/13 11:14 A

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that's awful! good for you containing your hissy fit to only a short burst - i would most likely still me bordering on hysterical! i've only had 2 races so far, and i am like my kids on christmas - awake every 15 minutes, far too excited/nervous to sleep. i would most likely end up sleeping through an alarm clock even if i had one - luckily (said with some sarcasm!) i have a 3 year old who doesn't believe in sleeping in past 6 am EVER, so i have yet to wake late

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5/7/13 2:23 A

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Oh no, that sucks :(

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5/6/13 6:46 P

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Ugh...so frustrating!! Sorry!

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5/6/13 5:05 P

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What a bummer!! emoticon

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5/6/13 11:38 A

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I'm so sorry you missed it. I have restless legs too and know just what that can do to your sleep. By the time you finally fall asleep it's often a deep sleep. It's a sad thing to miss a race you paid and planned for. Glad you can see it in the bigger scheme of things though. And there will be other races. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Maybe there's some unknown reason you weren't meant to be there. I've heard of people who missed being in a car accident or some other negative thing because they were late or early or didn't make it at all. So who knows. It's one way for me to sometimes look at things though when something didn't happen the way it planned. Don't know if this helps or not.

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5/6/13 10:27 A

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I am very sorry to hear that too. I have also feared this happening to me and is usually why I can't sleep the night before a race! A real "catch 22"!

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5/6/13 1:26 A

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Ouch! So sorry to hear.

Suggestion to avoid this ever happening again: Carpool. If you don't show up at your meeting point, your other carpool members will call you early enough that you'll still get to the race on time.

Typically, big races have so much traffic congestion that carpooling is the only sane way to go in the first place. And speaking from personal experience, the Frederick HM falls into this group - unless you get there ridiculously early, driving and parking is too painful *not* to carpool!

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5/6/13 12:26 A

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That touches on one of my biggest fears, that I would experience just what you described. I feel really bad for you because it is such a disappointment to come all that way only to miss it.

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5/5/13 11:35 P

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So sorry! But there will be other races. Hopefully, later in the day! emoticon

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5/5/13 10:15 P

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I am sorry that you missed the race. Sending hugs.

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5/5/13 10:05 P

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I am a poor sleeper normally and worse before a race.

Last night before bed, I set the alarm for 4:30 so I could be out the door comfortably by 5:15 to be in Frederick 45 minutes away by 6:00. But my restless legs had other ideas. I remember seeing 3:00 and thinking I should just get up and go to Fred now and sleep in the car.

Next thing I knew it look like daylight out the window. I thought 5:00. Nope. Clock said 6:30. Never rang. In the night I do recall knocking the clock off the nightstand. It must have shut off.

There was little point in going up to Frederick at that point on the off chance that they let me late-start. If they didn't that would be a 90 minute drive for nothing.

So after a brief hissy fit with lots of swearing, I realized what a true First World Problem this was.

I am still disappointed, but the sunset this evening and will rise in the morning.

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