D'oh!

You are never going to believe this! Ummm...remember the half marathon I was so bummed about over the weekend?(Yeah, that's me) Well, I am still bummed, but not as bummed. This is so crazy, I can't even believe it myself. They had the finish line in the wrong place! We all ran farther than a half marathon! Don't ask me how this happens, 'cause I don't know. The way I figure it, my time was about three minutes better than I thought. So, while it was a disappointment...it was not the complete disaster I thought it was. Crazy I know!

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  1. That is very weird. How on earth does that happen? I bet they are quite embarrased.

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  2. Look on the bright side, at least they made it longer than shorter? It would be worse to say that you finished a near-half-marathon, right?

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  3. Yay, that's awesome! Well, I guess it's awesome. I'm not really sure. I'd be like 'who can't measure and why do they have the job of putting down where the finish line is???'

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  4. ok i think that is great for your time, but WTF - that is NOT a good thing for a race to do. i would be fuming and cause an uproar...running my ass longer than i had to.

    you look great.

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  5. That is so crazy! I'd hate to be the guys that placed that line.

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  6. Good news for you! How could they put the finish line further than they are supposed to?

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  7. anglophilefootballfanatic.comAugust 13, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    That's crazy! I don't understand how that's even possible.

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  8. That's bizarre! But good for you -you did better than you thought AND you got hit on at 5:00 AM! I call that a great morning! :)

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  9. Yeah for you! I felt bad that you were bummed...especially since I'd get winded running to my mailbox!

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  10. Seriously? Can that sort of thing happen? I'm thrilled for you because you had a better run but what were those planners thinking? (they weren't!!) You look great, btw!!!

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  11. Wow - as much as that sucks you had to run further - how fabulous you had a better time!

    Dig the photo!! You look fabulous.

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  12. hmm... i have some friends trying to encourage me to join them for a triathalon. This extra running thing, though, does not encourage me. Usually I only run when chased. Or late. So fairly often, actually.

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  13. Two words . . . NO WAY.

    How did they do that???

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  14. No freaking way!!! That is nuts! I've never heard of such a thing. Good grief!

    You look amazing!!!

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  15. Seriously? That's beyond embarrassing. But good for you!

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  16. Wow, I can't believe that! Are they altering your scores? Love th pic.

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  17. I really can't even wrap my brain around that. How do you make that big of a mistake? D'oh!

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  18. OOOPS!!!!
    But yay for you girl!!!!

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  19. This TOTALLY happened to ME! I ran a half-marathon a couple of years ago, and they had failed to mark the turn around point. I bunch of us ran WAY too far and then had to turn around and run back WAY too far.

    It was a bummer.

    Bummer for you too. I can't believe this happens. You'd think that would be a crucial part of the organizer's job, marking a course, huh? The finish line? Wonders never cease, huh?

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  20. oh my. that is just wrong. glad you feel better about your time!

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  21. Are you kidding me?!?!

    That's fantastic! And girl, you look fab in action :)

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  22. NICE! You see it was a mistake, you were hard on yourself for nothing.

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  23. Wow! That would make me feel better, too!

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