Guess who's getting a Tely shirt this year?
Against my better judgement I have signed up for Tely #3. Not that signing up for the Tely is a bad thing, it's just that I'll be on a plane for 12 hours on the Friday before the race. That gives me one day to recover from jet lag and the 6 hour time difference. Shouldn't be a problem, right?
Last year, Snap, Crackle, Pop and I tried to get ascending bib numbers but it didn't quite work out. To increase our chances of success this year, we came up with a new plan.
But, our brilliance paid off and now all three of us have bib numbers in a row.
Why were we so determined to have numbers together? I'm not sure really. It would look neat in pictures? Would make for an interesting story? We thought it would be cool?
Maybe Marc's answer is more accurate: We're nerds.
Regardless of our reasons, we're registered for the Tely. The hype and excitement is already present within PRC. We have a few first timers this year and the anticipation is almost palpable.
What is it that makes this race such a force? Why do so many people have it on their bucket list?
Could it be the fact that it's been around for 90 years? Maybe it's because it's not quite a half marathon but it's more than a 10K and it's a great stepping stone to prove that you can go the longer distances. Or maybe we all just want to be a part of something amazing. And it's pretty amazing when you're running down Military Road towards the finish line.