Because of my back pain last weekend, I didn't do my scheduled 5K. I thought I would do a 5K on Feb 20, which starts at the State Capital. But with hubby traveling, I am not certain that I want to sacrifice the kid's activities on Saturday. I usually take my son to Karate in the morning, followed by my daughter's Broadway Musical Theater program. Both of those programs are so important for them that I don't want to have them miss it by hiring a babysitter.
I feel like I am making excuses, but Karate is a type of therapy that I am utilizing for my son. And the Broadway musical is once a week and for as much as this girl sings around the house, how can I take that away from her?
I feel guilt. Tons of guilt, but not doing this race on Saturday will not stop me from racing in March, and beyond. I also have plans on doing an 8K. But fear not. I am waking up Saturday at 5 a.m. and doing a T5K. What's that? Its a Treadmill 5K. I run 3.1 miles on the treadmill with inclines and such to simulate a race, but with no wind, cold, snow, rain, etc. Hey, I can even stay in just my sports bra and short shorts.
I may just bite the bullet and drive a ways for another 5K next weekend. We shall see.