I created a Thankful page & will post daily there instead of a new blog post every day. At the end of the month I will summarize my 30 days of Thankful.
Today I registered for my first 2012 race. This will be the 3rd year in a row doing this particular race and most likely it will be my last. Which race? The Atlanta Iron Girl. Why the last time? There are a couple of reasons, well, mainly one. The race registration is $105 for a sprint triathlon. Yeah, crazy right?! This year they raised it $10 over last year. There is no early registration because this race will sell out in about 3 weeks.
Now, don't get me wrong, this is a great race. I have really enjoyed participating in the event the last 2 years. This is a ladies only sprint triathlon and is perfect for first timers. With the exception of running out of food for the finishers last year it is really well organized event. I just have a difficult time swallowing the $105 price of admission. Somehow, $95 didn't seem so bad. If I am going to stay in triathlon for the long term which is my intent I better just get used to it because it only gets worse with the longer distances.
So today I am thankful that I have the means to afford these crazy race entry fees because I so love to compete in them!!
|2010 Iron Girl Finish w/Kara|
|2011 Iron Girl Finish w/Nina & Allison|