OK, no locusts. But lots of that other stuff.
Yes, it sucks when the race you paid for and have been training for is cancelled. I for one was using this half marathon as a training run to help me through the New England winter. Even though the forecasts have changed a few times since the race was officially cancelled, I commend them for cancelling sooner than later. Many will disagree and many will agree, but here’s how I decided to deal with this change in my plans.
- Because I had time to prepare, I was able to run my 13+ miles today – ahead of the storm.
- After my long run, I grabbed Meaghan, who WILL be running her race tomorrow, and we drove up to the beach to pick up Scott and my T-Shirt and goodies.
- The race crew put on a “winter adventure party” to share all of the food, goodies, t-shirts, GU, and other “expo-ish” stuff.
- At this winter adventure party, they held the “world’s shortest half marathon” – a 13.1 meter course (equipped with Start and Finish banners and even a time clock!) set up inside the hotel ballroom.
- At the end of my “world’s shortest half marathon”, I received my Finisher’s Medal!
- Since neither of us are big beer drinkers (and Meaghan had to think about her race the next day), we took off and visited a nearby running store to pick up race day fuel for her.
- Lastly, we grabbed a delicious lunch at one of my favorite places and just had some great girl time.
|Race t-shirts and my favorite Gatorade & Gel flavors! |
Add in a few Lindt chocolates for good measure :)
Hope your weekend plans/races/etc aren't too impacted by weather!