It has been 45 days since my last run. But only 16 hours since my last glass of wine.
So, here's the big question. You all know I can't run San Antonio in 10 days due to my stress fracture. We are going anyway because Ken (husband) and Julie (BFF) are going to run the half. I emailed the Rock 'n' Roll people and told them about the injury and begged for a credit towards another RnR race. They politely, yet firmly, said "No." They did, however, say I could have my t-shirt from the marathon. Just what I want. Another cotton race shirt and one from a race I did not/could not run. A reminder of this whole fiasco. Basically a $110 t-shirt. If I wanted to pay that for a t-shirt I would go to Abercrombie and Fitch.
I am thinking this no credit business is really lame. I get that they have a no refund/credit policy since some people might just drop out cause they didn't train or decided not to run. Not me. I wanted to run. Was dying to run. Would practically cut off my left jug to run. Even offered a doctor's note to prove myself.
So, what do I do to get back at the RnR people? I post on craigslist that I want to sell my bib for $60. A good deal. There are quite a few other people trying to sell their bibs. I've gotten several responses. I realize, of course, that my name will be attached to and defined by whatever person - be it slow ass who runs a 6 hour marathon or speedy stud who runs a 3 hour marathon - runs in my name. I also realize I could qualify for Boston without even running if said person is a speedy stud. But, really, I could not and would not do that. WHEN I BQ, it will be on my own merits.
Back to my question that was started several paragraphs up there: have you ever sold a bib? I know it is frowned on greatly by the race folks. Ken also said I might get black listed/black balled from the RnR people if they found out and they wouldn't let me run future races. Could be, but I don't see them turning down any one's money. What would you do? Suck it up and lose the money or take your chances and sell the bib?
These are things making me happy today. I just booked our trip to Mexico for spring break (this place is awesome, by the way.) Son is back at school after only 3 days of illness. Candy cane and Gingerbread Spice teas are out in the grocery store. I might, might be able to run on Friday. Modern Family is on tonight. My jugs attracted the attention of the bagger at the grocery store.
Last year's trip to Mexico:
Happy hump day if you know what I mean.