This week has been a stressful one, and mostly because of things that are my own fault. Boooo that’s the worst kind of stress the self-induced kind.
For months my schedule has included the Boilermaker, it has also included one of my oldest and dearest friends weddings. Recently a work project was also added to the crazy mix and my brain has been putting off the inevitable that I can’t be in 3 places at once.
I’ve trained for the Boilermaker, it’s one of my favorite races of the year. I even bought the Boston Strong training shirt to wear on training runs. I so badly WANT to run it. BUT the night before I also want to enjoy an evening of watching my friend marry her soon to be husband and not stress about getting in my car in the morning to make the 2 hour drive to Utica. I also want to spend some quality kid free time with my husband. I should rephrase that with I NEED a kid free night with my husband. With his work schedule and all the craziness of summer it’s been FAR to long since we’ve enjoyed a night alone without fighting with little people to go to bed.
It’s to late to defer the race but for my sanity I will not be running the Boilermaker this year. Instead I will be enjoying a quiet breakfast somewhere alone with my husband, after an evening of fun! Instead of trying to coordinate taking two vehicles to a wedding and scheduling early morning alarms and directions for a hotel to the race start. I can already feel some of the stress melting away just by typing this.
I may still get in a 10 miler on Sunday since I’ve trained for it, but it won’t be on a course lined with amazing fans, signs and popsicle stands. It will instead be my own 10 mile course in the afternoon with a smile on my face knowing I made a tough call but the right call.
Question of the Day: Do get disappointed when you can’t run a race you’ve trained for?