This year as the date to start registering approached I wasn't sure I was going to sign up. It was barely January and my summer calender was already pretty booked up due to FOUR weddings. The weekend that the Boilermaker was scheduled for - July 13th/14th, was the only weekend I had left free in July. And the two weekends previous to the race was the first two of the four weddings.
Wow, just sounds tiring.
I also worried that a bridal shower of one of the remaining weddings would be scheduled on the weekend of the Boilermaker and then that would just cause problems. Of the two final weddings, I am a bridesmaid in one and so I knew I would need to be available even with my crazy summer schedule.
And that is how I came to decide to not sign up for the Boilermaker this year. I didn't think the race would fill up that fast; thankfully all my friends who regularly run it with me were able to register in time and get a spot in the race.
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For Further reading....
Boilermaker 2008 Race Report
Boilermaker 2009 Race Report Part 1 and Part 2
Boilermaker 2010 Race report
Boilermaker 2012 Race report