Monday, November 9, 2009

you snooze, you lose.............

Dear fellow runners:
I would like to advise you of something NOT to do in the bloggy/running world.
From my experience, I would suggest, you DON'T blog about your next race/marathon until after you have actually registered for the race/marathon and are an official contestant of that race/marathon. Other wise, if you do not follow my advice, you might find that after your blog post about your upcoming marathon, many friendly and kind comments were left on your behalf. You know.... like, "Good luck" "Wow, your 12Th marathon, amazing" things of this nature. All though the wonderful comments will make you feel like super women at the time, you will find how embarrassed you will feel, when you finally go to register for said race/marathon, and find the race is closed. So please my dear readers/running friends/bloggy Buddies......... take my advice, and register for the race before you inform the WWW, that you will be running X race, and hope for X time. You will save yourself some pouting time, and some serious embarrassment.

***if you have not caught on.... Janice here, blogged about my next race, and then finally after a week and a half, decided to actually register, and found it to be closed. Dang. Dang. Dang!
So whats next you ask?!?! I have no freaking idea. Stay tuned, and when she figures it out, she will blog about it. But not till after she registers..............

10 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am so sad about this. I truly cant believe that you emailed the race director and they would not let you in URGH!! you will find something and I am sure we have all blogged about things that have not ended up happening..

Denise said...

Oh no!! Sorry to hear this but I know you'll find another one soon enough!

lara said...

That stinks!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you find a good replacement. good advice, too. gosh. it's crazy how many people run these days!!!!!!!!

kristen said...

Bummer!

Jamie said...

I've done that and it stinks! Good luck figuring out what's next.

RunToTheFinish said...

i had some races I really wanted to do and got all psyched about...closed. seriously I guess I don't plan far enough in advance

Amanda said...

Oh no! This happened to a friend of mine. She trained for a race, planned the trip...but forgot to register and it was full by the time she finally realized she'd never registered.

Oz Runner said...

yikes, sorry it closed on you, what a bummer...i guess it wasn't meant to be....good luck finding a replacement race...

aron said...

oh no!!!! hope you find a replacement soon!