Blech,

So I'm trying to get over the disappointment but I'm having a hard time. I'm also trying to remind myself that I raised $530 towards cancer research for cancer's "below the waist" like dad had. But I'm still bummed.

We left the Round Up Center just as the sky's cleared. Pretty awesome. I ran two k in really no time flat, I was gearing up for an under 1.05 finish. Then the worst (ok yes this is exaggeration) happened. I tripped. I tripped at the 2k mark and my quad crumbled. I had to make a decision. And I hate having to make decisions. I hurt. And I hurt big time. So I decided that the bike ride in two weeks was much more important than this run. So I walked. I jogged. But I didn't run. I told myself that I should just quit. Then I couldn't. I couldn't quit. My father, the strongest man I've ever known DID NOT QUIT. He never QUIT. He would still be here if cancer didn't quit for him. So I started crying. Must have been quite the sight. But it hurt. Man it hurt. My quad needs lots of work this next couple of days.

I finished in a crappy time of 1.20. But I finished and I'm very very proud of myself for sticking withit. next year I'll be a crew member on a bike pacing the runners :) because that I enjoy. That I can do!

3 comments:

fullfreezer said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. You finished. That's the important thing. A lot of people would have just quit. And really- 1.20 for a time isn't bad. I couldn't have done it at all.
Be gentle with yourself.
Judy

Sara said...

I'm so proud of you Jenn. You finished... that is the important thing. And you raised all that money. Good for you!

Alicia said...

What a neat story! You made me all emotional!! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I can't wait to check the rest of your out...take care of that quad!

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