I have a terrible time committing to races. Generally I don’t race a lot because they’re pretty expensive around here. As much as I’d love to do a 5k event every weekend I’m not willing to fork over $25 for the pleasure of being out for less than an hour. So you would think that I’d be better at committing to a virtual race. Yeah, not so. Mainly because I haven’t got a monetary loss to think about.
This weekend was the Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K Virtual Race hosted by Adam at I Am Boring. Now, I signed up because a) I wanted to make sure I ran this weekend and b) I felt kind of bad about banditing his Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K back in the fall.
Gotta say that I am a terrible race participant. Here are the reasons I didn’t run on the day of the race:
- I worked from 10:30am – 7pm.
- I don’t run in the mornings by myself so wasn’t going out before work. I also like to sleep in.
- I wasn’t going to run by myself after work. By the time we got home and got Spud to bed, Colin decided to go to a friend’s place and all I wanted to do was sit on my rear and watch
Bridget Jones’ Diary againsome crappy TV.
I’ve counted my first 5km from Sunday’s run as my official race time. Given that it was part of a long run, I take a planned 1 minute walk break for every 20 minutes of running, and I had a whole bunch of traffic lights to contend with, I’m pretty happy with my performance.