I get this thrill from signing up for a race and then imagining the
Which is why moments after I learned about the Vancouver Nike Runner’s Lounge Women’s 21K, I RSVP’ed via Facebook that I would be attending. I have since then changed my response because, basically, I was asking to get injured doing a half-marathon so soon.
The thrill I get from signing up has gotten me into “a little trouble” this year in that it was my biggest race year to date! An interesting question came up that was inquiring about how much I had spent on race registration. Lemme see….
* Sun Run (Corporate rate of $25) – cotton t-shirt for home use only + useable long-sleeve technical as a corporate perk
* RBC ($43.46) – red technical t-shirt was too big and flimsy
* New Balance Fall Classic ($47.25) – the retail value of the shirt – a beige hoodie?! Gee, I hope it’s logo’ed – is stated as $45 :D
* First Half ($60 plus some fees) – gorgeous teal long-sleeve technical shirt I wear often
* VIM ($65.00, mailed a cheque to avoid processing fees) – useless and garish cotton t-shirt + paid $20 extra for a good short-sleeve technical shirt
* SVHM ($48, refunded $45 for fund-raising) – useable short-sleeve tehcnical shirt of somewhat inferior quality
* OIM ($64) – technical short-sleeve shirt that is useless by being too large
* Haney 2 Harrison 100K Relay ($69) – a two-tone long-sleeve technical shirt seems pretty generous for this, my most expensive per-kilometer race :D
$376.71 for race registration and 6 useable articles of clothing out of it.
And I bought two pairs of shoes ($150 each), six pairs of socks (~$8/pr.), the VIM shirt ($20), a Vancouver 2010 shirt, a few tops and shorts from a Fool-U-Lemon store (J76), and only about $15 of fuel supplements.
That’s my tally for 2007. :D