If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, then you know that I didn’t have the best experience back in April at the annual Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. Between being placed in the wrong corral, spending much of the race trying to maneuver around runners slower than me, and there not being much food left for slower runners like myself at the end of the race, my first Cherry Blossom experience was quite disappointing.
Because of how much Preston enjoyed his first Cherry Blossom experience back in 2012, as well as what I’ve heard from others, I was very disappointed that I didn’t have a better experience. My own race experience left much to be desired, but I decided that I’d enter the lottery for the 2015 race, and if I was selected then it was meant for me to give this race another try, and if I wasn’t selected then it wasn’t meant to be. Given the low registration cost of this race, I don’t feel as though I’ll be wasting money by giving this race another chance.
I found out early yesterday morning that I have successfully gained entry into the 2015 race. I’m optimistic that this year will be a better race experience for me, and if it isn’t, then I’ll know for certain that this race just isn’t for me. I want to give this race one more chance to see if this year was just a fluke or if my feelings about this race are truly confirmed.
Regardless, I’m excited to experience another race with Preston, especially since he has decided to start limiting the number of races that he will register for, at least for 2015.
QOTD: Do you ever rerun a race that you didn’t have a positive experience at previously in hopes of having a better experience? Will you be running the 2015 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run?
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