Procrastination Doesn’t Pay
Two years ago, I registered for the Royal Victoria half marathon, but training – not so much and so I ended up with an injured foot.
This year, I’ve been training for the Royal Victoria half marathon, but registering – not so much. And now, despite it being almost a month away, they are *sold out*!
I didn’t even know that could happen! Whenever you register for a marathon, there is always a list of prices based on the date on which you register: “Register by July 15” = $65, “Register by Sept 15” = $75, “Register between Sept 15 and race day” = $85. Which, you know, kind of implies that you can still register up until the day of. Apparently not. When I went onto their website to register today1 or I could register for the 8 km2, but not the half3.
So why didn’t I register earlier, you ask? In my typical procrastination fashion4, I was sort of afraid to register in case I was a bit fat failure in the training department5. So now6, I’m contemplating doing the Seattle marathon in late November instead. But I’m choked that I can’t do the Victoria half – I was really looking forward to it!
So let this be a lesson to you, children. Winners don’t procrastinate!
- as I’d put it into my calendar that today was the deadline to not have to pay the more expensive late registration fee), a taunting “half marathon sold out” greeted me. I could register for the full marathon if I wanted ((I dont’ [↩]
- I might [↩]
- for which I’ve been training [↩]
- there will be a long-winded, naval-gazing-y posting coming on this topic… where I get around to it [↩]
- especially after I found out that my training buddy, Alicia, is preggers and can’t run the half with me. Alicia motivated me to get out and do the training for the Vancouver half – we scheduled our long runs together every week and that always made sure I got out there. I wasn’t actually sure I’d do it on my own [↩]
- and by “now” I mean as of about 3 minutes ago, when I Googled it [↩]