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What does an Inn in Covington, Ga., have in common with me? A simple number: 2119. Richmond Marathon

I got a special piece of mail today -- my bib number for the Richmond Marathon. I looked it up on the Internet and didn't find too much ... except a bunch of addresses, including 2119 The Inn - Covington, a bed and breakfast in a town in George that I know nothing about. 2119 is also House Bill 2119 in Washington State, a bill introduced last year on "expanding dual credit opportunities" that was eventually signed into law.

After looking up more on my race number in my last race, I am growing more and more intrigued about looking into race numbers. Part of me wants to dig up old numbers and find a bigger meaning behind them. Maybe it's weird, but to me it's part of making sure I continue to have fun with running.

More than a race number

Virginia 10 Miler, running racesIn the past six months or so, I've read several other blogs that talk about their race number. Until recently, I never really thought anything about it. To me, it was just a number on a piece of paper that usually annoyed me at some point during the race. Now, though, my thoughts are shifting. There's always something behind a number.

When I picked my race number up for tomorrow's Virginia 10 Miler, I thought there was something cool behind the number 501. It just looks different. To me, 501 is a curvy road through the mountains to get to the Parkway from Lynchburg. It's a road I've traveled often.

So what else is there behind the number 501?

Here's to hoping 501 is a lucky number for me and can get my tired legs through this race.