Saturday, March 01, 2008

MY FIRST DNS.....

After a disastrous 2.6 miles run on Thursday (i.e. I had to stop in the middle to eat some snow... because my crazy coughing made my throat all dry) I decided not to run the Chilly Half this week-end... I'm disappointed, this is the first time I sign up for a race and Do Not Show up.... I know I took the right decision it is just hard to accept. Anyhow, there will be tons of races in my future and better get healthy before I do another half!

Good luck to Francis who is in California to (perharps?) BQ!

Have a good week-end everyone =)

8 comments:

yumke said...

Hey! No, i'm doing the Around the Bay in a month (which I think you are doing). Good idea to rest up if you're sick...

Sonia said...

I was so sure you were doing the Chilly.... I have no idea why though!! Have fun on your 16 miler in the snow tomorrow!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh no need to be completely miserable and then have to pull out during the race. I think you made the right call. I know it stinks though. Hang in there. You're right, tons of races in your future. I always say, a million little things have to come together (and hence a million little things can go wrong.) You experienced one of those (but it could be oh so much worse).

Here's to good health for the next one!! :D

Marcy said...

Ooohhhhh NO!! I'm so sorry Sonia! I totally know how you feel though, having to DNS :-( It stinks, but it was definitely a good decision :-)

LMAO at the DD's Marathon. You know, I might just think about doing that one if I don't get into NYC.

It's funny that you bring up races because there was one that you did last year (I think it was last year) the Run For Retina Research, that I wanted to do (mostly because it's a cause of personal meaning) but I looked and it's SOOOO soon! BAH! I'll have to make plans for next year then *sigh*

Laurel said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you have to pull out of the race. That stinks!

Thanks for checking up on me. I've been doing well, but been a little preoccupied. You'll see why when you read my post ;)

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

TNTcoach Ken said...

It’s always tough to ‘not show’, but you did the right thing. At your age you probably have a few more years of running left! (ha) I on the other hand must take advantage to each year…… Get well soon.

P.O.M. said...

Good decision - even though it sucks! I hate paying for a race and not running it. grrrrrrrrrr.

Hope you feel better soon.

Runner Leana said...

So sorry to hear you didn't make it for the race. I hope you are starting to feel better soon. With regards to me....well I've been hacking on and off for just over a month now so this thing hasn't completely left my body... I took a good 2 weeks off though.