I didn't race today.
Initially, I planned to and set out my stuff last night, but this morning, while I was feeling much improved, I asked myself: Why push it for a 5K? Especially when I have a half marathon in a few weeks and that's what I want to be in top notch health for. So while this 5K is meaningful, I will be there for it next year.
Today I will rest from running and tomorrow I will get back to my regularly scheduled runs. It feels like a very rational decision. But then, why do I feel guilty for missing the race?