This probably won't be a surprise, and I haven't signed up yet, but I have decided to do the RnR Vegas 10k in November. Prices went up last night, but since we're near the end of the month, I need to wait until next month to sign up. I'm OK with that. The price is now $90, which is still cheaper than what I paid to register for the Tink 10k.
I tried talking to my mom last night, to give me reasons why I shouldn't sign up. She's normally the voice of reason, but didn't have much of a list. When she did come up with something, I had valid points, and a little bit of this:
The idea of a night race is definitely appealing. The 10k starts at 4, and it's a short enough distance that I don't think I'd have to change much of what I do during the week when I run after work. My parents can look after Allie, which I'm sure she'd love since she wouldn't be staying at the vet. Big bonus for her! She just needs to be driven to their place, and then she has this huge house to run around.
I haven't been to Vegas since I was in early elementary school. The Sphinx Hotel had just started being built, and I remember seeing the paws were set. That's all there was of that hotel. Needless to say, I know it's changed quite a bit.
I also have a friend from college who works in Vegas. I'd love to see her if she's in town, and race weekend is right after her birthday. Birthday drinks!
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.