This morning, I registered for the Mississauga Half Marathon. It will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Why did I register so early? Well, there’s the price discount, of course. As with most races, the sooner one registers, the lower the registration fee is. Not a huge amount, but it’s better than full price. (The full price for the Mississauga Half is CDN$80. By registering now, I paid only CDN$50. I can buy one new hardcover book – or a couple of paperbacks – with that $30!) But the real reason for signing on early is that I’ll get a low bib number. I hope so, anyway. I don’t know why that matters, it just does – and I’m not going to worry about the deep psychology behind that.
I’ll run the race barefoot, of course, and will hopefully have a finishing time better than the rather shabby 2:12:39 I pulled off in May of this year for the Mississauga Half.