Commitment Day 5K was a race I had signed up for on a whim. A few of my friends from my run club were running it, so I figured it’d be a fun way to start the new year.
And then I woke up to this:
-10 degrees with a forecast of 0 for the day. Seriously?!
This was a really hard decision for me. Part of me thought, ‘Well I signed up for this, I have to run it’ while the other part thought, ‘You’re running in Dopey in 9 days. You can’t afford to get sick for a fun race before the big race.’
I eventually decided that I shouldn’t run it; it just wasn’t worth the risk being so close to Dopey Challenge. I was frustrated, mad, and embarrassed; this was the first race I ever signed up and didn’t show up for.
Instead of sitting around upset with myself, I took to the treadmill and ran a 5K. It wasn’t a pretty 5K, but I finished it (I blame the steak and wine last night…totally worth it).
QOTD: Have you ever had to miss a race?