Saturday, February 5, 2011

I am a moron

This morning I get up at 4 AM, perform my pre-race rituals and jump in the car for the 2 hour drive to the McDowell Mountain park. I get there a bit after 6:45, with plenty of time to spare for my 8AM start. One problem though, everybody else has a bike. WTF? Did I sign up for a bike race by mistake?

After speaking with a few people, one of the organizers then tells me he heard that there was indeed a foot race somewhere else in the park. I jump in the car and start driving around the small roads, but I can't find any other race. I finally stop a park employee and he tells me the XTERRA race is TOMORROW!

I haven't raced a non-ultra race in over 2 years, and ultras are ALWAYS on Saturday, so the concept of a Sunday race never even crossed my mind. Who wants to race on Sunday anyway? Isn't there a football game or something tomorrow?

Anyway, I thought about looking for an IMAX theater to see Sanctum but the reviews are so bad I decided not to do it. I could have run there, but I didn't have a trail map. I drove back on the scenic route, nearly shit my pants driving on the side of a cliff and got back home in about 4 hours.

Fuck it, I'm going for a run  to have a nap (I was going to run, but I fell asleep after lunch.).


Sara Montgomery said...

OMG, I feel bad laughing so hard because that totally sucks!! You have to admit it makes a very funny story though.

Eliza Ralph-Murphy said...

I love it. Nice to know I am not the only moron. I went to a race and was so busy running my strides back and forth that I didn't realize my race had already started. I then noticed that the timer was ticking away at the finish line and realized that the timed race had a earlier start then the charity walk/run. So everyone around thought I was running strides for the Charity walk/run...what a loser!

Derrick said...

Oh man. That is too funny! Sorry.

Soooooo........ya gonna race on Sunday??

JD said...

Thanks, EJ for making me look like one of the gang...

Yes, I'm getting up at 4 AGAIN tomorrow. Won't be too hard because before going out for my run, I had lunch and then fell asleep in the garden so I never made it out. I decided to taper this afternoon.

HollyV said...

haha, that's awesome!! I hope your race went well this morning. :)

chris mcpeake said...

clearly our bouts of drinking together has caused some long term issues. HA!!

At least you got in a decent nap