I've made it an unofficial goal to do a 5k each month. It's a bit of a struggle lining up races during the summer, because it's a slow race season here in the South. Too hot. But I managed to find one in August... the Ranch Run. It's put on by the same charity that is doing my half-marathon in October and I thought it would be a really neat chance to see part of the race course. I've just been waiting to have the spare funds to register for it.
I've checked out the website a few times. It said the race started at 6:30. And it's about a 45 minute drive from my house. So I had to really consider whether or not I was willing to wake up that early on a Saturday to do a race. But I thought that considering the fact that it's usually 146* here in August (give or take 50 degrees), racing that early in the morning is probably a good thing. And I'd be able to get home in plenty of time to make lunch and send Bill off to work.
So I just registered last night.
Then I, for some reason, started scrolling through their Facebook page, which I had pulled up to get the website to register.
I noticed someone commenting on how early the race was. The race people responded, "No! It's not 6:30 in the morning, it's at night!"
In all the times I've looked at the race info, it never once registered that the time was 6:30 P.M., not a.m.
Bill works Saturday nights. I can leave the girls home with him for a Saturday morning race, but I can't leave them home for a Saturday evening race.
Now I have to line up a babysitter for the evening. Hopefully my sister can watch them since she wasn't planning on doing the race (because she thought it was in the morning, too, and wasn't willing to get up that early).
And I'll probably have a heat stroke running at 6:30 at night... it's still hot out then!