It’s time to talk about my first 5k which was supposed to happen Saturday morning. It did not. I chose not to do it after a woman dug her stiletto into the top of my right foot Thursday night.
On Friday, I walked the distance, but my foot hurt when it was over. I struggled with whether or not I should do it the next day, and ultimately, I decided that it was silly suffer through my first race alone when there would be other opportunities to do it with friends and without pain.
Looking back, I guess that choice still makes sense, but I’m disappointed in myself and the circumstances because I need to accomplish this for myself. I know I can do it because I have, but I really want to make it official.
Instead of waking up early and getting my workout done for the day Saturday, I stayed out all night and skipped my regular workout. ( I had a great time, and I don’t regret any part of Saturday evening.) I walked a little, but not nearly as much as I would have had I completed the 5k that morning.
I’ve decided to do another 5k. Missing my first doesn’t mean that I can’t do a different one making it my first. So while I feel a tinge of disappointment, I know that all I need to do is make a new plan.
I’m arranging one for June 6, making it available to my WW group, friends and people in the New York area who want to walk with a supportive and encouraging group. (More on that later.) But before that, I’d like to accomplish what I set out to accomplish when I signed up for a few weeks ago. I want to complete my first race.
A few days ago someone totally wise and awesome said “I tweet therefore I am?” And I jokingly agreed. I think his point was that going public with our goals can sometimes help us reach them. I make a lot of statements on my blog, and I tell the truth. Today, the truth is that I missed the first 5k so now I still need to complete one to reach that milestone. Of course, I’ll keep you posted. 😉