Saturday, January 28, 2012

I skipped a race and don't mind it

I picked up my bib and souvenir mug last night.  Then stayed out with friends later than planed.  I didn't imbibe because I was planning to go to the race.  But I got home and  realized that 5 hours of sleep with a packed Saturday would be a little rough.  I decided to skip the race.  I don't regret staying out, I had a great time with friends I haven't seen for a while.

I do have agressive running goals but this morning's race was neither a half marathon nor an NYRR race. Skipping it didn't prevent me from meeting any of my goals.  I'd actually been thinking about skipping the race for that very reason earlier in the week.  Waking up before 7 AM on the weekend requires motivation, especially since I don't even wake up that early for work.  I managed to get a 6.1 mile run at a good pace in later in the day.

I was also vindicated by an email from the race organizer stating that the timing devices malfunctioned.  As a result the race was just an untimed fun run.  It wouldn't have been different from my training run anyway.  And hey, I still have my souvenir mug!

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