Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Do you know the story of Sisyphus?

Oh for Christ's sake.

Just got a reminder from the CLE Marathon about the Health and Fitness Expo, which is also where you must pick up your bib number -- no bib number, no race.

The last two times I ran CLE (Half) the Expo was at the Convention Center downtown. I could walk there from work, or drive and park on the street.  

This year it's at the I-X Center. I have to drive to Berea to get my bib number. That's not even the dumbest part -- the I-X Center is only accessible from the highway, and is surrounded by a parking lot the size of an airfield. 

Which I am expected to pay $8 to get into.

Okay. Four days to go. Bitching about how fucking stupid the Cleveland Marathon is has officially begun. Please be impressed by how I have waited this long.

3 Days to Go.

Distance: 4 miles
Route: Neighborhood Loop

Temperature: 63ยบ
Climate: cool? warm? what is that?

Snack: chewy granola bar (better than nothing)
Weight: 163 lbs.
Hydration? yes
Stretches? yes

The Model Genius Playlist
Crescendolls - Daft Punk
A Wonderful Life - Carl Craig
9 PM ('Till I Come) Signum Remix - ATB
Something About Us - Daft Punk
The Boys of Summer (Green Court Remix) - DJ Sammy
Love Bites (Valentine Club Mix) - QED
Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector - Deee-Lite

Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Club Mix) - Fedde Le Grand


Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I have to admit: those $8 are keeping me from going to the expo. Luckily I can pick up my race packet the morning of the 5K. I know those running the longer distances don't have that option.

I told the race director that folks were not going to be happy about going to the IX Center back in January. Let's see how this influences their plans in 2013...

...although I rather drive to Berea than to the Great Lakes Expo Center like last year.

pengo said...

Oh my, the Great Lakes Expo Center ... in Euclid? That's crazy.

Seriously, I have little time to make this trip on Friday or Saturday, let alone squander $8.00 to make a simple pick-up. I would like to know what their figures are regarding how many people actually stay to shop, and how many are just getting their kits and leaving.