There I am, sitting in the doctor's office last Thursday evening, waiting for my doctor to be ready to see me. I get an email from NYCRuns telling me that registration for the Yonkers Half and Full is open.
Ooh, I say. I've always wanted to do Yonkers. I should sign up for the half!
And then I notice the small print... Coupon code for $15 off the registration fee for the full for the first 100 registrants. So, $35 to register for the full and $40 to register for the half. That $5 I'll save will pay for my first post-race beer.
What can I say? I'm weak. I couldn't run last Thursday because I could barely lift my arms above my head. In particular I pulled something on my left side and had to use my right arm to lift my left arm to get my clothes on and off. So in my desperation to run, but given my inability, I did the next best thing and registered for another fall race.
And besides, I'm already registered for New York, so I can just use Yonkers as a training run, right? An easy training run, right?
Turns out I'm really, really good at registering for races. I click that mouse like a BOSS.
Let's not even point out what a terrible, terrible mistake I made last year running a full marathon as a training run for New York.
But this year's going to be different, right?
Better question: anyone else want in? I can hook you up with the coupon code if you want (it's probably still valid).
Reviews from marathonguide include:
- Yes, it has hills. Well, that's an understatement. It has cliffs.
- I did the half-marathon, and yes, the course does have hills - not like Central Park in NYC, but steeper.
- The hills are to die for.
- It's a really tough and challenging course - no kiddin'. The first loop is a breeze, but the second loop is totally magnified and intensified: each hill, each incline... they all just get longer.