So you RBF'ers may know (or not) that I was supposed to run in the Las Vegas Half-Marathon this past January.
Then I caught the flu.
Boy, was I mad. I'd already booked my flight, made hotel reservations, and paid a $75 registration fee. I was going to go anyway, but E. said that he'd physically restrain me from doing so.
With a 102 degree temperature and a voice so hoarse I sounded like Jimmy Durante, I called the race organizers about my predicament. They kindly said that they'd waive the registration fee if I wanted to run in next year's race.
Well, "next year" is upon us - the next race is actually in early December. That's because the race was taken over by a new company. And I found out that they have no record of my supposed waiver. They said I'd need to provide them with a letter stating my case as well as any supporting documentation.
And here's the kicker: There is no more half-marathon component to the race. There's only the full marathon, 26.2 stinking miles.
So, my good men and women: Should I run the marathon? I haven't been training for it, and the farthest I've run is 13 miles.
And, if so, should I bother writing a letter to say why I should get my registration waived? If I get turned down, I have to pay $95.00.