A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Runner's World

So, I'm a runner. I think this means that I have to subscribe to Runner's World. At least, it does when I was able to get a one-year subscription for like $6.00. I signed up last November. I've been getting renewal notices with each new magazine for the past few months. I'm still debating whether or not to renew my subscription. Then, last night, I took a closer look at the renewal form. And at the little subscription card that fell out of the magazine.

Can you see the problem here?

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Jason and I had a good laugh about that last night. Guess I won't be renewing my subscription! I'll just get a new one.


This weekend, for those of you that don't know already, is the Chicago Marathon. I'll be at mile 18 handing out water. You may recall that two years ago the Chicago Marathon made the news for it's record-breaking temperatures and lack of water. Last year they had more than enough water and it was hot yet again. This year, temperatures at the start line are supposed to hover around freezing. Much better weather for those of you that are running. Not so great news for those of us volunteering. I plan to wear my rain boots. Gotta keep those feet dry lest they freeze off!

Normally I don't follow the names of the elite runners. But, after hearing the Chicago Marathon director speak at the running club meeting in September I'm intrigued. Every one talks up volunteering at the aid station by saying that we get to see the elites up close. Looks like I'll get to see a blur of Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Marathoner Sammy Wanjiru. He's hoping to set a world record.

For anyone else running on Sunday I'll be cheering for you just as hard. With water or Gatordae in my hand.


Lacey Nicole said...

have fun!!!!! mile 18 should see some super action :)

Lindsay said...

That's exactly what I did, just signed up for a new one

kilax said...

LOL. I am laughing SO HARD that you posted about Runner's World. I thought the same thing! I just got a new subscription as well! But you know what? They said it would take 8-12 weeks, and it took 3 or something silly like that, so I've received a few duplicate issues. Anyway, what is the deal with this? I got two years for $20, and RW wanted me to pay MORE than that for one year!

I hope you get to see some elites! That is exciting! I wish I was volunteering with you! We are going to watch from mile 8 or something...

RunningLaur said...

Have a great time at the race!!!

kristen said...

Deena Kastor and Liydia Grigoreva!!!

Lucky to see these ladies up close for sure!

Bayjb said...

Ugh I wish I was here to see the race. I love watching the marathon! Oh and I've totally done the same thing with magazine subscription. If you call customer service they might be able to match and let you just renew at the discounted rate.

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