The Solider Field 10-Miler started half an hour ago, and I’m not there. A couple of days ago, I made the decision to skip it.
First, last Saturday everyone was dragging, so we blew off Family Tae Kwon Do. Unfocused GIrl is hoping to test for her yellow belt at the end of this session, and missing two classes in a row would almost guarantee that she wouldn’t be ready.
Second, I’m not ready for the race. I could have run it anyway and treated it as a training run, but I wouldn’t have been racing, so what’s the point of blowing up our Saturday morning routine? I’ll run 10 miles tomorrow, and find a Sunday race. The North Shore Half Marathon is coming up in a few weeks, and I may run that. I ran it last year; it’s a very nice course.