Since I joined the blogging world almost a year ago, I’ve that there are some thematic posts out there. Like What I Ate Wednesday, which I don’t understand. I mean I get the premise behind it but most everyone posts in the morning. So is it really “What I’ve been eating lately and I saved up the pics for Wednesday”? I will probably never do this post because I pretty much eat the same thing every dang day thanks to my lovely slow stomach and there’s no need to bore anyone else with that. I’m bored with that. I do post pics of pizza though, because, well, pizza rocks. 🙂
Another theme is confessions. I feel I’m pretty open and honest about things anyways. I’ve always said own your faults. Plus I’m pretty boring… and weird. 🙂 I won’t go as far to say that I am a stick in the mud but I am very set in my ways. My mother can’t stand it. But all that leads to this-
I have 2 little facts about me to share tonight-
- I have never driven farther than 45 minutes for a race, at least not one I was running in. I did drive NikeC to Huntington Beach for Surf City a a few years ago. Does that count?
- I have never booked a hotel room. I can’t even remember the last time I stayed in one. I am over 30.
Why do these matter? Other than I never get out apparently? This is happening –
Ok so, this race is not super far away so hypothetically I could have driven down super early on race morning. My mother even offered to drive so I could sleep on the way. However, I am too neurotic for that. What if there was traffic? So, instead we are making a weekend of it. I am trying to talk ML into it but no luck yet.
Now, naive little me thought that I didn’t have to worry about the hotel part until later. But I was bored some night last week, so I played around online. Why are there so many booking websites? I couldn’t remember which one I was using half the time. I think I may have mentioned before that I have germophobe tendencies, so I was trying to find what looked to be the nicest hotel that wouldn’t break the bank. The first 5 I checked were all booked. Umm, what? Crap, I better get on this. After lots of searching and talking to people who “kind of” know the area, I chose one and booked. Fingers crossed it doesn’t scar me for life. I am still trying to figure out how to do Rock N Roll- Las Vegas this year. That would definitely need a hotel. Whoever said running was cheap was crazy.
A bonus for this race? It’s primarily flat. Holy crap, I may have a shot at finally breaking 2 hours! I don’t see that happening in 3 weeks with all the dune sand; not that it won’t be fun. 🙂 The Ventura Marathon actually has a few perks that I think are cool. They have the option to defer to 2015 if needed and offer race day pick up for a fee. I haven’t seen deferment in a smaller race. I felt a little more confident registering early. I am usually a last minute registrant. Now I am torn between wanting it to be September now and wanting time to slow down. How is it almost July?!
Happy hump day!
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12 thoughts on “A Little Truth”
Yay for another race! Haha I’ve stayed in quite a lot of hotels, including some very cheap ones that would probably make your skin crawl! But that’s half the fun..at least when you reflect and joke about it later 🙂
I know that’s what everyone say’s but yikes! It will push out of my comfort zone and that’s a good thing right?
Hotels are so sketchy. I can’t afford one that isn’t sketchy so you just get used to it. I hope you have good luck with your choice!
I spent more than I wanted to, so I am hoping that means something? Fingers crossed!
The SAME thing has always bothered me about What I Ate Wednesdays! At first I thought it was what you ate on Wednesday, but then it gets posted on Wednesdays… I don’t even know.
The Ventura race sounds awesome! Hotels can be sketchy… but at least you don’t have to spend a lot of time there (awake, anyway) if they are. I hope yours is sketch-free!
Exactly! And I’ve seen some posts before I’ve even eaten breakfast!
I told myself that all I have to do is sleep there, but that could be worse, haha. 🙂
What a fun race! I swear by tripadvisor – put in your destination and dates and go from there!
Hmm, I don’t think I saw that one. I eventually ended up on Trivago and went from there. If I go anywhere else, I’ll check that out, thanks!
Your truths aren’t THAT weird. I kind of think destination races are fun though (and a good excuse to see a new place and take a vacation).
Thanks! When I was talking to my boss about booking a hotel for the first time, she looked at me like I had said I was from another planet.
I don’t think you’re weird at all. 🙂 you will have a great time doing this race.
Thanks! I’m looking forward to it, especially the flat part!
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