It’s Jan 23 and I have been preparing all month. I bookmarked the URL of the online registration form so that I could shorten the number of clicks required to start typing. I learned to type fast – and type accurately. I setup calendar reminders on both my BlackBerrys and set an alarm for 9:55 am MST just to be sure I had all my bases covered. When 10 am MST (12 EST) struck I’d be on it, on time and diligent enough to complete the registration form quickly so I get my spot on the Canadian Death Race roster.
This morning I had a couple of minutes in between a meeting and hunkering down for the day doing what I do here at the office, so around 10 am EST I decided to try my luck on the registration form. Astonished, the form actually came up. I was like a deer caught in the headlights. Really, two hours early? I started to shake, worried that the coveted spot was full. My first instinct I pulled out my BlackBerry. I sent a BBM to my training partner –
“Registration open” – “PING!!!”
“The form is open”
I turned back to my computer and I fumbled my way through the form. Typed frantically. Clicked “Submit”. Done. Read confirmation email. Verified roster. Yup, I’m in. Crap, what am I in for now?
Time to train hard, win easy.
Side note: for me completing this race will be enough for me to call this a win. 😉