Lazy holiday and registering for races

by - Monday, October 12, 2009

Man working for the government is totally the good life. I'm off again today because it's Columbus Day. So I'm currently sitting in my bed, having just eaten a delicious bowl of cereal and about start reading a good book. So a big thanks to Chris for discovering the New World and to the U.S. government for honoring the day by giving all it's employees the day off.

I'm thinking at some point later today I'll end up dragging my butt out of bed for a run, but we shall see.

In other fun news, this weekend I registered for two races. One will be a brand new race for me and the other is a favorite I discovered last year.

The new one is a 10K in December called the Jingle All the Way 10K. It's held on Dec. 13 and you get jingle bells to tie to your shoes when you run. Apparently a lot of people dress up in costumes for it too. Plus for the low price of a $25 entry fee, I could hardly pass up. (Plus you get a festive race shirt!)

The other is a five miler that I ran last year and had a ton of fun doing. It's the weekend after the 10K, but I'm not really worried about that. Neither of them are "long" races. The five miler set me back a little more. It was $45. I mean I could have registered for $15, but then I wouldn't have gotten the super awesome tech top. And let's not lie, I'm a race gear whore, so I shelled out the extra cash for it. Plus the fleece they gave out last year was awesome and I wear it all the time, so I'm excited to see this year's shirt.

I'm also eyeing a 10K the weekend before Thanksgiving. It seems like a pretty low-key event and I haven't decided whether or not I want to do it yet.

I've got the Race for the Cure 5K this weekend with a bunch of friends. I can't wait. We had such a good time with it last year!

Oh and just to update you all on what we decided with the shirts for that race. My friends and I loved the "Saving Second Base" slogan, but we couldn't find a place to print them on the kinds of shirts we wanted for a reasonable price. So unfortunately we had to can the idea. I'm still planning my race day outfit. It will involve lots of pink for sure.

OK enough race babble for one post. That's all for me today!

Happy Monday!

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  1. USE PUFFY PAINT TO MAKE THE SHIRTS! Obviously you are too young for this cool 80's trend. It's coming back. Puffy paint. 'nuf said.

  2. I'm a race gear whore

    Right there with you chica! Enjoy your day!!

  3. Ok. Time to hook me up with a gov job! :) hope you are enjoying your day off. I'm also jealous of all the race opps you have nearby!

  4. yay we'll do the 5-miler with you :-) and I think I'm gonna splurge for the nice shirt - first race, gotta do it up!

  5. race registration = fun

  6. I'm a teacher, I think we deserved this day off too but sadly, we had to work! Lucky you! It's so fun to commit to a race!

  7. I loved doing the Jingle Bell 5K last year... I think it was the first weekend of December, but the temps were below zero with the wind chill... so worth it though.. :)

  8. Love extra days off of work! And yeah for more races. Both sound like excellent choices.