Pasadena Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (13.1 mi) registration and expo. Check.
Expo participant haul. Oh, yeah.
Beauty rest… fat chance.
I am looking forward to the race tomorrow. I am not looking forward to getting up at zero dark thirty to get there by the recommended 5:45AM arrival time. If I want my eight hours of shut-eye, I have to go to sleep by 7:30PM. Not likely to happen tonight– or before any race day. If I did a race every month it might be different. This will be my first race in five months and my first half marathon in over a year, so the ‘waking up hourly in a panic that I’ve overslept’ thing is still alive and well. I will try not to trip and get trampled on — a real possibility since
1) I’m not going to sleep well tonight.
2) There are more than 10,000 other runners in this race (including the mini-marathon distance – 3.5 miles).
3) I’ve never run this particular race course.
4) There are bands playing. Seven of them (hooray)! I’m sure they won’t be distracting us from watching the road at all.
Fortunately, I think it’s a flat course. Live near the Rose Bowl or Caltech? Come cheer on the runners in this race benefitting Cure Mito! Are you one of the 10,000+ people signed up? Best of luck and
don’t trample me see you at the finish line!