Making Lemonade

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March 17, 2018 CANCELLED

Remember how I signed up for this race months ago, planned a vacation visiting friends who live nearby…

Then this happened:

The Suck:

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  • Losing my registration fee for the race (no refund, just can register for another of their races…great if I lived in Fla.)
    Update: I complained on FB and now they say they will refund my money 🙂 
  • Not running over a bridge twice with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Two different friends who are staying in Singer Island would be cheering me on.
  • Was planning on attending a Mets spring training game afterwards.
  • Am staying for 2 nights after in Delray Beach  – not too far away
  • I could have gone to Fla. at a different time and run a different race (and be able to run the NYC Half this weekend)
  • Brew-2-Brew (see my lemonade below) is an inaugural race (and you know my past experience with those…RnR Brooklyn comes to mind among others.)
  • No reviews or course info, etc about said race.
  • More $$ needed to spend on registering for this new race.
  • I don’t drink beer!!!
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in Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach’s first ever Brew-2-Brew 13.1 mile, half marathon.
Beginning and ending at the local owned Walking Tree Brewery. 

I could have skipped the race thing entirely or I could have cancelled my trip but instead I MAY sign up for this race. (I haven’t registered yet since the numbers for this race are low. )

The Good:

  • I was able to book another hotel with my points.
  • I’ve never been to Vero Beach.
  • My sister-in-law lives in nearby Sebastien.
  • I will be running a half marathon!
  • My training will not go to waste.
  • My vacation will be a race-cation after all.

Was this the right decision?… To Be Determined.

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I am joining hosts Running on HappyCrazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner linkup!

Happy Running! Has this every happened to you?  What would you do if you were me?

24 thoughts on “Making Lemonade

  1. I’m doing an inaugural race in Waco, so even if it’s not so great, I’m not out travel expenses (it’s less than two hours to drive there) – I’ve had great experiences with a couple of inaugural, and then there were some where you could tell that the learning curve was still being established. Still, it could be great and who knows, they might overcompensate to draw runners in!

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  2. That’s good that the cancelled race is refunding your money! It’s crazy that they tried to say they wouldn’t refund at first. This new race sounds like it has the potential to be fun, very cool that it starts and ends at a brewery 🙂


  3. That is so very disappointing! You are definitely doing your best to make good of a crappy situation, and I am really glad they are refunding your money. It’s the right thing for them to do.

    I wish I was able to get down there to meet you! Hopefully one one of your next trip’s down, it will work out!


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