Monday, November 21, 2011

Kate's Registration Day

Here is my registration story!  As, I told you all earlier, I started a new job today.  That caused me to worry about my Ironman registration.  My plan was to take my lap top and be online at 11:55 to get in right away.  I get work, hook up my laptop, find the local wireless . . . I'm all set. 

The head attorney (my boss) was out of the office most of the morning but discussed me attending an 11:00 meeting.  I immediately got nervous about the timing.  I wasn't sure where the meeting was going to but thought I could make it work.  My co-worker then came in and started discussing an 11:00 meeting.  That meeting was two doors down in a conference room.  This must be the meeting the boss was talkig about.  PERFECT!  She said it wouldn't last long and if it ran over I could excuse myself to go register.  PERFECT!

At 10:59 I started to walk out of my office for the meeting when the secretary comes in and gives me the directions to a DIFFERENT 11:00 meeting at the tribal casino.  UGH!  The tribal casino is 10 minutes away.  I book it to my meeting hoping it will be short and that I can get back in time.  Last year I thought registration stayed open for an hour.  My year it was 20 minutes.  I knew my window was small no matter what. 

I attend the meeting and it was awesome.  I think I'm going to enjoy my new job.  BUT the meeting went past Noon.  By the time I travel back to my office, it is 12:37.  I try to register and it is sold out.  I about cried.  Without talking to my husband, GULP, I went ahead and signed up for a Foundation slot.  [For the non-Ironman folks reading this, Ironman registration is pricy.  Regular registration is $650.  A Foundation slot is $1300!  Half of the Foundation entry fee goes to charity.  Can you believe that?! ]

I had to do it though. I couldn't get shut out of this race. I am so excited to train with all these other ladies.  It will be such a better experience than the last time.  I can't wait! 

So that is my story.  I am registered for Ironman Arizona 2012.  I better spend a lot of time training b/c I won't be able to afford to do much else! 

PS - I told my husband and he was fine.  He said "Merry Christmas!"  He is the BEST!


  1. Does it make you feel any better to know half is tax deductible--no--well I'm trying! So glad you're in, I've been checking FB all day to check up on you. Congrats on the new job too.

  2. Yay Ron for being such a great supporter! We are really doing it!

  3. Y'know I would've cried if you didn't make it in. THANKS RON!!!

  4. So glad you got in even with the big hit in the wallet!

    I started a blog too so I can remember this year :)

  5. I signed up for IMAZ yesterday too! I feel kinda lucky considering it sold out online in 10 mins. Hope you girls have a great year of training and enjoying the journey.

  6. Believe me, I used the tax deductible line when I was telling him what I did! So glad he was a good sport! Excited to go to your blog Johanne! Donna - Welcome! I'm glad you found us so we can go on this crazy adventure together!