Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sacramento - here I come...

Okay so I am less than five days away from a date with destiny. I know, I am a drama king, aren't I?

Training has been going well; too well, I'll say.

As for the trip up north, I was planning on driving, BUT forces of nature - not really - are making me fly. You see, a friend of mine was to help me with the driving, but she dropped out last week so I was to fend the I-5 by myself. Not that I am afraid of driving for just over five hours but I am running/racing a darn marathon for crying out loud. People have mercy on me, please ;-)

Being the engineer that I am (some people would call me a ding-ineer) I searched far and wide in the world wide web for a reasonable fare to the bay area. Now, gas alone would cost me roughly $50 each way, making it $100 roundtrip - as my basic math seems to be working fine - thank you! I found a SW fare for $98!!! I actually paid that much 20 years ago!!! Isn't life something???

The problem with not driving is that I am left w/o a car, so to speak. So the frugal person that I am, I went to priceline and bid for what else? an economy car for $12 a day, and lo and behold i got it. So I will be driving a Yugo to Sacramento at the ungodly hour of 11 PM... so it goes. Oh, and this is happening on Friday, BTW.

Wish me luck... as I will need it. I have done the training, but like anything else in life I believe that I could have worked harder... and so it goes.

6 comments:

Emma said...

Good luck!

The Salty One said...

Yugo! haha!!! I lived in a neighborhood of Slovenians and Albanians (of all combinations) a few years ago and one day as I was writing a paper I happened to see a red Yugo puttering down the road. In year 200x! Amazing!! I always wondered whether it was a Slovenian or an Albanian that so lovingly cared for that car.

Anyway, thinking of it as a date with destiny is actually probably a good way to think about it. You did the work and the race will now unfold as it will. Enjoy the experience and I hope you enjoy a nice big smile as you cross the finish line! GOOD LUCK!!!

Fran said...

Good luck on Sunday!

Joseph P. Wood said...

Good luck, buddy. I'm here cheering for you...

Love2Run said...

Have a good race! I can smell a BQ ;-) but run smart.

E-Speed said...

yay for online bargains! Glad you were able to solve the travel issues even though your friend bailed on you. Last minute changes are rough, you weathered them well!