36 hours away from a race we never imagined would reach this level, our minds run a race of their own trying to keep up with the last minute details. Increase food, make signs, find volunteers, and remember to thank sponsors properly.
In between, there are a few moments that make us stop and either laugh or simply shake our heads. A couple of calls today deserve mentioning.
Can I speak to the Race Director of the Life run marathon?
This is she but it is a half marathon. Celebrate Life Half Marathon.
Is the run 12 miles?
No, it is 13.1.
Oh, in that case I’ll see you at another race; I’m not ready for it.
Well, what’s your long distance mileage?
……Oh, thanks – take care
Why are you inquiring about a race you think is 12 miles when you are only ready to do 4?
What’s the weather going to be like? How can I check it?
Go to weather.com
Spell it. How do I find that?
And yet one more;
The registration says “Rain or shine”. The forecast says 30% chance of showers. Are you going to cancel it?
And at the gym a man approaches me.
I heard you run marathons. I am interested in running one. Can you give me information?
Sure, you need a base to start. Maybe 20 to 25 miles a week. How many miles do you run?
No, a week.
Oh…how long have you been running?
Since last week.
Ambition is a good thing.
3 years ago