Another DNF. I’m starting to see a pattern here. Running & I are not destined for each other. Another foot injury made me blow off another running event today. Thankfully, it was a free event by Running Room – Fibre 1 Chill Challenge. All participants have to run/walk for 20 min.
Last couple of days had been an all time low. I was off all activities since last Friday to nurse the injury. Darn black ice 2 Sundays ago. Being my stubborn self, I continued spinning last week which eventually worsened the problem until walking became a huge pain starting last Thursday. I’ve been sitting way too much lately, my metabolism is going out of whack, and I lost my outlet for stress. Yuck!
I was debating whether to attend the Challenge today. Running is out of the question, but I should still walk. The 1st 10,000 to register for the Chill Challenge received a toque. I was one of them. As I waited for the 6pm start, I studied the route. 20min is literally just 2 blocks. I thought to myself, “What am I doing? I already sacrificed my entire week of spinning. Why am I risking a setback by walking a distance I cover on a daily basis?” So I guiltily walked out and went home. This is my confession.
I feel just horrible. I don’t deserve this toque. As soon as I recover, I am definitely putting that toque on for a run – more than 20min to make up for today. I need to earn this toque.
With 2 DNF’s under my belt now, it was probably not a wise choice to register for a 10K run come May. I hesitated to sign up for a while but finally gave in last month. My Achilles injury made me forfeit my 10K run last year. I’ve got some unfinished business. I know my body hates me for revisiting another 10K, but I just need to do this … at least once.