Yay, I did the Run or Dye 5k. I had a lot of stress leading up to the event. The friend that asked me to join her team stopped talking to me and then made a comment that everyone bailed on her.
During that time I had been stressed out about what was going on, what would happen with her at the race. Would she talk to me? Would I be running alone? Would there be some random confrontation? I finally decided that I would just bring my kids and walk/run with them and just let her be. The day before the race she contacted me and unfriended me because I refused to post about the event on my FB page. Sorry, I just refuse to announce to the public my house will be empty and for hours I’ll be at an event. It is why I always post AFTER I do the event.
I never got to work on running. I was put off of all running, biking and the 5k due to my shins,hip and my shoulder. I did lower my time but would have to be off icing my legs for over a week before I could be back at the gym each time I ran. I threw my shoulder out to the point I couldn’t lift my arm. So, I just took the last 2 weeks off and decided to walk the race and do so with the kids. Until that moment I was completely bummed and worried about having to run with my friends but none of them joined in on the race and if they did they didn’t tell me and I didn’t see them.
A lot of worry for nothing. I won’t let that happen again because we had a blast. I took my friend Theresa and her son and my son and daughter. We had a blast walking most of it but running some. The kids loved it and want to do it next year too. I’m up for it.
I still haven’t completed this goal yet as I have yet to “run” a 5k but I’m working on it!