I missed it. Registration for the Vermont 50 was this Friday, and I missed it. I don’t know how quickly it filled up this year; but in past years, it has taken less than 15 minutes for all 600+ openings to be taken. Last time this happened, I was out in my yard working on things and missed the registration. This time, I was on the road driving and had completely forgotten about the registration date. I remembered later that evening, but it was too late. The registration was closed by the time I had logged in. Actually, only the mountain bike race was full; I could still enter the 50 mile run if I wanted to. Since I hate running, that’s not going to happen. I guess I’ll feel better if the weather is wicked cold or rainy. The only guaranteed up-side to this is that I won’t have to drag myself out of bed at 4:30AM on September 30. Maybe I’ll show up just to watch and/or volunteer – but only if it is later in the morning.