As much as I hate to admit it, I am starting to rethink my plans to do the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in December. Not because I don't think I can do it, I'm pretty sure I'd make it, but because the entry fee is $155 for the half-marathon and I just don't have it right now. I'm kind of thinking of just planning out my own 14 mile route and doing it on the same day so that it's kind of like I did the marathon but without spending the money. Last year I found out about the marathon just days before it started but I found places where, if you registered to do the marathon for charity like a cancer foundation etc. they would set you up with a donations website and pay your entry fee for you and then you spend the whole year trying to raise money for that charity. I wanted to do that this year but I looked into it periodically throughout the year and couldn't find any info on that for this year's marathon so now, here I am just two months from the big day and the price just gets higher the longer I wait to register.
I mean my whole motivation in wanting to do the marathon in the first place was for the sense of self accomplishment I would get from doing it. A picture of me crossing the finish line would have been great and all but if I plan my own route maybe I can get Snackers to set up my own little mini finish line with a ribbon to run through and then he can take my picture there instead. :)
I should clarify that it's not that I don't have $155, because I do. I'm not broke or anything but now that I own a house I can think of at least a dozen ways that money like that could be put to better use. I guess my financial perspectives have just changed from what they used to be.
140 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Healthy choice lunch
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 antipasto salad
>>w/pico instead of dressing
1/2 serving sunflower seeds
Daily Caloric Intake: 880
100 jumping jacks
Walking: 2 miles
Sprinting: 2 at football practice
Dancing: Went to a concert tonight after practice (Foster the People @ the Cosmopolitan)