A few weeks ago I learned about the Runaway Pumpkin Half. I thought it looked like a lot of fun and all the cool kids were doing it but money has been a huge issue in recent weeks plus I started having potential stress fracture thingies (technical term) a couple days after the Portland Marathon so I put the race out of my mind.
As it turns out, completely out of my mind. Last night I was texting with the Fruit Fly about my birthday dinner and she reminded me that she was running the half that same day. I had forgotten about that race until she mentioned it, and then a little voice in the back of my mind said "you should run it." So after a couple of hours, I checked out how far the drive was to the race (about 90 minutes) and how much it was ($65). I was still thinking I'd pull the trigger a few days before the race, then I saw on the website that not only did registration close on October 25 but that you had to register by October 20 -- you know, that day -- to be guaranteed a shirt and a goodie bag.
I'm all about the shirt and the swag. Why else would I run a race?
So now I'm signed up. And so is the Fruit Fly and Kim (and her famous boobies!) and then Julie (who fixed her blog - yay!) texted me this morning to say she was in too. Rumor has it that 2012 will be the year of the half so I would say we're in a good position to do that...