Without fail, the snarkier and bitchier I am about something, especially when I am doing it in front of people (ie entertaining my friends with my quick wit and wry sense of humor), I always end up getting paid back. You'd think this would be a learning experience. But, strangely, not so much.
Case in point. I have been having a hell of a time these first three weeks of marathon training making merciless fun of the running geeks in the "hydration packs," which are basically a fanny pack full of water bottles. Because? Seriously? Fanny packs are the ultimate fodder for ridicule. Sorry to any of my closet fanny-packing friends, but come on. Besides, at the end of each run, there are cups and water and protein bars and last week even donuts (with sprinkles!), so seriously? You need a fanny pack full of water bottles to run for less than an hour? And I'm NOT supposed to make fun of this?
So this week, week four, the seminar topic will be hydration. A perfectly reasonable and expected topic in a marathon training program. I am onboard with the topic of hydration. And then in the fine print, I see, "After April, we stop providing cups. We require everyone to carry their own hydration system on Saturday and Sunday mornings."
And so, as it has happened so many times in the past, I now am forced to become that which I mock. As soon as I make an informed hydration system decision, I'll be sure to post photos.
Update: Just priced these suckers online and holy shit.