Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To Race or Not To Race......

I'm planning to drive a long ways this weekend for a very low key race. Should I do it?

The positives:
1.  My son, Jameson, is going with me.

2. It is a long ways so we will spend a lot of time together.

3. Jameson is getting into racing and it is so awesome that he is willing to do this with me.

4. Maybe I will see some of the upper New York state bloggers??? Darlene?? Suzy??? Anyone?

5. There is an L.L. Bean in Albany.

6. There is a Target in Albany. (Vermont is the only state without one.  Sometimes you just need a department store.)

7. I have not raced since August.

8.  This race will be my January race.

9.  My son, Jameson, is going with me.

The negatives:
1. It is a long ways.

28 comments:

LookingUpAgain said...

Go! Spend time with Jameson. If there was a January race here...I'd be there for sure!

racing dawn said...

Sounds like your mind is made up!!! Go for it - it sounds like it would be a great weekend even if it is a long car ride!!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I would absolutely do it! I love running with my daughter ... it's just a car ride. Best wishes!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Hmmmm. How can I put this?

RACE!!!!

:)

And then go shop at the Bean. I do so love that store, even though it tends to drain the wallet quickly.

I've never run in any of the Winter Race Series before, but lots of people do and they say they are good races. I'll be camping this weekend, otherwise I'd come cheer for you.

MCM Mama said...

Dude, I drove all the way to Vermont for a race! Go do it and then go shopping!

Anne said...

Of course you must go race...you are going to have so much fun :)

FruitFly said...

Clearly you MUST do it! There's always a thousand good reasons to run, but for this one, hanging with your son sounds like a great reason! Family bonding time is always fun!

HappyTrails said...

1+2+3+9 = Go! Have fun, soak up the time with Jameson - woohoo!

Chris K said...

Uh, yeah.

Jill said...

Hell yes!!! Just run it slow and have fun ... and when the end of the year comes around, you can say, "Started out the year with blah blah blah race and it only got better from there!" :)

And btw, I lived in Huntsville, Alabama...there were no Target stores when I lived there ... I used to drive 1.5 hours to Nashville just to get a fix now and then. :)

Amy said...

Go!

Teamarcia said...

Do it!
Seriously no Target? How do you live?

I had a dream about you and Emily last night. We were pacing somebody (??) for Leadville. Go figure.

Ewa said...

I also vote GO. Long drive = time together.
And then there is Target. :)

Liz said...

Hmm, 9 pros to 1 con. I think you have already decided!

Lee said...

Sounds great, time with your son, time running, time shopping, but if the weather is bad, stay safe, there will be other opportunities

misszippy said...

Crazy not to! And how do you live without Target? : )

Emz said...

1 and 9.

enough said.

enjoy it.

Giorgio said...

Enjoy the race and have a nice weekend :)

Looking forward to reading your report!

lindsay said...

Do it!! Why is this even a question. Quality son time, possible blogger meetup, and SHOPPING. Jameson would love go shopping with you ;)

Fran said...

Go Go Go Andrea!

Suzy said...

It is going to be wicked cold here this weekend! I was planning on hitting up the treadmill because of the cold, but would definitely love to meet you if you come this way. Which distance are you planning on doing?

April said...

I don't see any negatives!;) Enjoy your time with your son!

Molly said...

you really do have to do it! seriously, I see no negatives at all : )

Char said...

Quick answer to your question - a wombat is about the size of a staffordshire bull terrier.

Johann said...

Sounds like you will have a great time. Enjoy! Wow, the wombat is bigger than I thought! I sometimes change my training days according to life.

Dash said...

It's not so bad, unless you're doing it in one day? We used to drive to VT from LI all the time. If once a year is all the time. You will have fun, I say do it!

Darlene said...

One negative - It's supposed to be below zero - Oh but you like the cold. I was planning to do it but like Suzy I figured I should do the treadmill.(But I'd love to see you again.)

LLBean is in the same mall as the Christmas Tree shop & across the street from Target.

Lisa said...

you're already planning to drive a long way? while you are there, do the race!