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Monday, December 07, 2009

Ouch!

Question: What's more painful than training for 3 half marathons?

Answer: Paying the registration fees for 3 half marathons!

So, I registered for the Miami Half, the A1A Half and the Disney Princess Half this evening, and I think my checking account just had heart palpitations about the race fees. Oh well. I'm looking forward to all 3 races, and it's gonna be an awesome half marathon bonanza in January, February, and March!

32 comments:

teacherwoman said...

You go girl!

gene said...

running my first full marathon this spring, and asked for a 'gift certificate' toward the fees as a birthday present. yea, fees are STEEEEEP.
but still....'running is cheaper than therapy'!

Running Jen said...

Awesome! The money is worth it though, right? I just ran a half on Saturday, and it was so cheap compared to most others out there (I paid $50 but could have paid $45 had I signed up early enough).

I actually just applied for the NYC half in March. It's a lottery, so I probably won't get in, but man am I dying to run it!

Good luck, I think it's awesome that you're already running that distance just a few months after having the baby!

kelsalynn said...

No kidding! That was why we didn't do any adventure races this past year was b/c of the price and the fees clashed w/ our debt free goal. You are getting right back into the swing of races- I'm so excited for you!

Ryan said...

Money well spent. Think of all the money that has been going towards Norah, a little money spent in your direction is probably a good idea.

Rio Runs said...

Those races sound fun! Some of those fees can get pretty steep. I hope that race fees don't go up too much. It's not bad if you only do 1 event a year, but if you like to do them for fun/motivation throughout the year...it certainly adds up!

Marci said...

That is awesome, and I love Norah's pics from the previous post!

fancy nancy said...

Awesome!! I have been wanting to do the Princess Half! I can't wait to hear about it! I agree though...hurts the wallet but is so worth it!

Mrs. K said...

did you just run the palm beach one? Graham did. his brother came in like in the top 100 overall.graham came in like 300 overall.

Oz Runner said...

wow, way to jump into it...good luck with your training...maybe santa will bring you some $$$ to help your bank account recover...

MN Mom said...

What do they charge to race? Does the money go to charity?

Jess said...

I think the Disney Princess Half looks like so much fun! I'd love to do it sometime when I can convince myself to fork over airfare and hotel fees on top of registration.

RunningLaur said...

Amen!

shellyrm said...

If you must spend money one your habit...running is the one to have!

AnthonyP said...

Love that you are diving back into it. I will be back at Disney in January for the 1/2 and Full....speaking of which, why don't you add that one to your list. You can run it with us !

Katie A. said...

I feel ya! I ran 12 races last year and I don't even want to add it all up, not to mention all the race gear I just "had" to have! Good job!

Marlene said...

With a Disney race in there, I have no doubt it gave your bank account a shock. I am still recovering from our registration fees!

Sounds fun, though!!

runner26 said...

yeah--sux about the high race fees nowadays.. but it's awesome that you're doing three halfs!!

Manderz said...

WOW!!! Registration fees are killer. I am doing the disney princess too!

D10 said...

Way to be motivated to jump back in. I agree the registration fees can be killer.

Wes said...

That's some motivation! Let's go!!

Carly said...

That is great and worth it.

Krissy said...

I hear you with the race fees, I think of it as this is my only hobby that cost me $ and it is a relatively cheap sport to be involved in.
My husband is an avid hunter & golfer and all his equipment is very pricey, not to mention going golfing cost $ every weekend in the summer!
Plus running makes you happy so that is another way of looking at those fees.

Aka Alice said...

Wow! Three 1/2s, three months in a row? You are hardcore.

Hear ya on the fees thing.

Heather said...

That's spendy with all those registration fees! I put a marathon registration on my Christmas list . . .

On the other hand, a half per month to start out 2010? Awesome!

Amanda said...

Yikes, race fees do rape the wallet for sure. Congrats on making the commitment by signing up though. It's great to have those to look forward to!

Amanda said...

Yikes, race fees do rape the wallet for sure. Congrats on making the commitment by signing up though. It's great to have those to look forward to!

Carolina John said...

yea no kidding. i got registered for one in january, so i'm singing the ouches today too.

lifestudent said...

Hopefully they have good swag to make the entry fee a little bit better :)

I'm pondering Miami myself ...

Crystal said...

I haven't paid my fee yet for the princess race cuz I don't want to part with the money. Having to do that for 3 races would hit the pocketbook pretty good.

MCM Mama said...

I'm so jealous!!! Races are few and far between this time of year up here.

sRod said...

There goes Norah's college fund.