Yesterday I did not workout. I didn’t run nor do my TRX workout, I instead went to an early dinner with the wife and played trivia at our local watering hole, Brookhaven Pub. Our team, Rum Ham, plays there weekly and, not to brag (because who would brag about something like this?), but we routinely win first place there. We are currently in the city and region wide finals for bar trivia. Yes, I am a dork, and yes, this is a real thing. The payoff is a huge cash pool to the top finishers and free bar tabs at your local spots. It passes the time. But, since I skipped my workout, I am “punishing” myself by taking the stairs. My office is on the eighth floor and the courtroom I work in is in the basement, so there will be plenty of stairs for me today. Actually, it will be 244 stairs per a one way trip, with a minimum of six trips today. Add in transporting files up and down from court, and it is a decent way to stay active today.
I ran in a virtual 5K a couple of weeks back called the Chilly Cheeks 5K, hosted by fellow blogger http://bigandysrunning.wordpress.com/ as a fundraiser for a run he is doing. I finished in a PR 5K time of 26:30, but I guess that comes with an asterisk since it was on a treadmill and not a fully sanctioned event. But, I’ll take it, none the less.
I got an email from one of my upcoming races stating that the race date has been rescheduled. This is the second reschedule for the Run For Your Lives race in Tennessee. The original date was March 30, which was very convenient for me because I will be closer to Nashville that weekend for Easter, but there was a scheduling conflict on that date apparently and it was pushed back two weeks. And now today, the date has been moved to November 9, due to another scheduling conflict. It kind of pissed me off. I could understand one reschedule, but not two. Also, the original price structure was set up to reward people for signing up early with lower registration fees. I signed up on Cyber Monday along with a friend after the first reschedule, the prices lowered and a rebate was not offered to any of the early registrants. I didn’t get my refund and simply register again for the race race last time, because it was honestly just $5, but I probably should have. I am tempted to just get my refund and go about my business due to the schedule turmoil. If they cannot get the schedule right, what else are they going to mess up? Also, with the wife’s family being season ticket holders for the Ole Miss Rebels, if I decide to still run the race, I will be putting her out a little bit. What also irks me about the reschedule is that I wanted to run the Oak Barrel 13.1 on April 6, but couldn’t because three races in a row was a little ambitious, and now that I can, registration is closed. There will be a brief opening of the last 100 spots, but that happens during the Germantown Half Marathon. We shall see. At least now I will not have back to back weeks of obstacle races and I won’t be late to my friend’s wedding on the 13th.
I will post about today’s workout later this evening or in the morning.