It has taken me almost 48 hours to actually get to posting this. I think it is a combination of denial and FEAR and yes, I mean all capital letters FEAR. There is a lot of competition to get one of the tickets to the Race to Robie each year. There are a limited amount available and they are gone, literally, in 30 minutes or less. This is not a qualifying race so it you get a ticket, you are in. It is, however, considered the hardest half marathon in the northwest so a popular event.
You can get more details on the website HERE if you want, but in a nutshell you go uphill 2000 feet in elevation over the first 8 miles and then back down over the next 5 miles. It is basically for crazy people. So, get the men with the white coats, I need to be examined!!!