I went to pick up my IBM Uptown Classic 10K race packet this morning. I know most folks wouldn’t understand this, but there is something exciting about doing this. You walk in and you see stacks and stacks of race numbers. The volunteers are extremely nice and always wish you “Good Luck”. You get a goodie bag full of energy bars, coupons for chiropractors, and Post-It notes.
You always get a t-shirt from a race. It is secretly bad form to wear this shirt to the race. You shouldn’t wear your shirt until after you have run the event. This year’s shirt is a cheesy yellow with blue silhouettes of runners. Cheesy, but I can see myself wearing it for a night shirt.
The race is just over 6 miles. I am scheduled to run 10 on Sunday. I think I will run the race, pause my Nike+, and then resume it to run the other 4. This is an easy Sunday. Next Sunday I have a 16 miler scheduled. *gulp* Where is that Biofreeze when you need it?