Yes, my shoes are shelved for this year’s Sun Run. After last year’s stellar performance, I am forced this year to sit out. I am finally getting over a nasty sinus cold, and a lovely issue in my left knee related to my quadriceps tendon.
I am disappointed, especially since I’ve been training for the past three months, but at the same time, I know that there’s more glory in not finishing than there is in not starting. I can’t say I didn’t try.
In all this bad news though, I am still well on track to participate in this year’s Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile (which although timed, is more of a party than a race). The idea is to celebrate the fact that we’re alive, and make use of our lives while we still have them. We’re not dead yet!