Confession: I DNS this race.
Actually, I just plain old skipped out.
Now, it was not a decision I took lightly.
I had already paid for the race – so that was pretty motivating.
Plus, I really wanted a alligator trophy. Aren’t they cool looking?
I thought it would fit well next to the bear, otter, and pirate swords I got at 3 of the other races.
However, my family was in town and I only get to see my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew two or three times a year. The thought of leaving them from 5:30 onward, on their first of only four nights here, seemed like a worse and worse idea as the night went on.
On top of that, my hamstring had been really bothering me. I cut my long run short Saturday, only walked Sunday, went to spin class Monday, and still was unable to run when I tried on Tuesday. Not only was I worried my hamstring would hurt, but this had my really doubting my chances to get one of those gators.
In the end I made the choice that was best for me – FAMILY TIME!
We had a great dinner together, Jackson had lots of fun at bath time, we lit some big fireworks I had bought on sale (he loved them), and finally read books before bed.
I don’t regret my decision to skip the race at all.
Tell me about a time this week when your plans changed?
How do you balance family and fitness?