I am not a scrooge, but I don’t like going into a store, gazing beyond the fun-sized Halloween candy and seeing this:
Rumor has it that these trees have been up since August. AUGUST!! Hobby Lobby needs to calm down. I love Christmas, but not in October. And, I don’t like my trees decorated with toilet paper.
So, I’ve been gearing up for the Runner’s World Hat Trick (5K & 10K on Saturday, then half marathon on Sunday), which is the weekend of October 17. No big deal when you get a message from this guy.
I have no clue what my race goals are because I don't typically do things called Hat Tricks. I always thought a hat trick was something from Alice in Wonderland. Am I supposed to race all races? Go slow for the 5K & 10K and save myself for the 13.1 or just save myself for marriage (too late)? All I know is I get three medals. And, my time is ONE time for all three races.
I’m glad to be heading east for some nice fall weather and I’ve never been to Bethlehem, PA (well, I’ve been to the one near Jerusalem < for real, but never the one where Jesus wasn’t born).
Speaking of which, there is still time to sign up for the races at the Runner’s World Festival. Use these codes for an extra 10% off. Come along and keep me company.
5 & Dime: blogshutuprun5&10
Hat Trick: blogshutuprunHat
Register for any of the races HERE.
Do early Christmas decorations annoy you?
How would you strategize if you were doing the hat trick?
Pennsylvania/East Coast people >>> What’s Pennsylvania like in mid-October?