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Saturday, February 03, 2007

No 5K

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?

5 comments:

JustJunebug said...

i think you did the right thing Jess...that 1/2 is WAY more important!

Firefly's Running said...

Good thinking, Jess. Enjoy the rest!

teacherwoman said...

Good choice. Way to listen to your heart! You probably feel guilty becuase you didn't do what you were expecting to do... I think that happens a lot in the world of running! Focus on the half!

Neese said...

i think the guilty feeling is because you really would of liked to run it if you felt better!! a runner doesn't like to miss a run, but sometimes it's for the best and this was one of those times. I'm so excited for your half, based on your times during your marathon you will do excellent!

brunettechicagogal said...

Oh, don't feel guilty! You have to do what's best for your bod. It's just one of many 5Ks that lay ahead.