My third half marathon is just two days away and is a reprisal of my first. I'm a firm believer in experience being the best teacher. Knowing the course helps my mental preparation for race day. I can remember the spots where I can coast and where I should start my final push. I've been feeling pretty confident in my game plan, but then I read this story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
So much for my veteran experience.
What I didn't read in there was a tweak in the start time for the post-race block party. That is, when can I get my free beer you taunting jerkfaces? Last year, the "beer garden" didn't open until 40 minutes after I was done racing. Seriously?
I did what any other serious drinker would do. I left. I had better beers to drink.
However, because of the Viper's mad detective skills, new information has come to light. There has been a change for the good. The beer tent will open at 8 a.m. Praise my liver! Salvation is mine!
I'm hoping, since I didn't see Michelob Ultra as a sponsor that maybe the beer selection will be improved as well. Would it be too much for Cleveland's own Great Lakes Brewing Co. to step in? Here's to hoping!
[Drunkard's note: Ignore grandma's wisdom about hoping in one hand, shitting in the other and seeing which gets filled first.]
Good luck to my fellow weekend racers. Thank you everyone who chimed in with encouraging comments these past few days. The race should be no problem. It's this sobriety thing that's tough. Raise a glass for me this happy hour. Cheers!