Well, my intentions were good.
After a week of travel, then a week of ill health, I decided to register for and participate in a little mini-sprint race at my local college campus. One of the sororities, something-something-Pi, sponsored this little event: 300 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 3.14 mile run (get it?). I missed online registration, so I just showed up this morning around 6:45, paid my fee, got my number, and set about getting all that crap in place.
This is the inaugural effort for this event, and truthfully, they really did a great job overall. They had door prizes, t-shirts, volunteers cheering you on through the bike course – lots of time and effort went into the race. The one thing I needed, the one critical piece of information I missed was that there were 2 transition areas. What this means to a racer is that when the time came to transition from the bike to the run, she is directed into the second transition area where she has no running shoes! MTSU’s campus is not that big, but I didn’t even really know where the gym was. After riding around for a few minutes, and after having started at the tail end anyway cuz of the late registration, I bailed on the run leg of the race.
Jesse and Aden were there waiting for me, and breakfast at Cracker Barrel sounded wayyy better than the door prizes looked, so off we went!