Fear. Disappointment. Frustration. Those are just a few of the words that describe the run that did not happen today.
Today was one of the worst racing experiences I’ve ever had. I should have just stayed home to be perfectly honest.
The park roads were still covered with a lot of packed down snow and ice. I saw people slip and almost fall just walking to the start line. It was ridiculous, but then again some people were able to run 5:30/miles with no problem?
But me? I was so afraid of falling and hurting myself that I decided to walk. I was so mad, not that I had to walk, but that the course was in such poor condition. Shame.
Walking is great and I enjoy it, but it was so cold and miserable. I’m still chilled as I type this because it was one of those colds you just can’t shake all day.
Distance: Somewhere around 3.6 to 4 miles, who knows?
Time: 1:00:30 (minus a minute or two since they don’t use “chip” timers)
It’s behind me now and I’m still proud for going out there and getting a good walk in this morning. I’m definitely feeling it (hills) but I am so NOT feeling doing any more races before March from now on. I’m done!
I don’t like to dwell on the negative, but please tell me your bad racing experiences! I want to know I’m not alone 🙂