Important race for me tomorrow

Old 10-29-2011, 06:41 AM
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Important race for me tomorrow

Not because I want to set a PR, or because its a new distance or I'm trying to qualify for Boston. It's important because last year I couldn't do it. And the reason is because the night before I drank too much and on my way home from my friend's house I hit a deer. My husband and all my kids were in the car with me. Hitting the deer had nothing to do with the drinking--that couldn't have been prevented. But I was lucky. No one was hurt (but the deer). But I was freaked. We got back in the car and got home. Didn't report the hurt animal to the police (which is dangerous to other drivers and cruel). Because that would have been a DUI, I'm very sure.

I didn't sleep that night and was exhausted and hung over the next morning. I didn't do the race. It was a low moment. One of many.

This year? I've been sober since 10/16. I've been serious about my running. And as long as it doesn't SNOW (for crying out loud, it's October!) I'll be there along with my friends

Can you tell I'm happy about this?
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:08 PM
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Congrats on your sobriety, and good luck in the race! You sound focused.
That is quite a story you have. No offence, but it must be an awful memory of that poor deer being injured.
Anyway, we all have demons. No judgements! Race with the love of your family in mind! You will do great!
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:32 PM
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Hope that race goes on tomorrow for you , Great job about getting serious about your running! that's awesome.

Keep us updated.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:08 AM
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Argh. Freaking snow!! Race canceled. Sigh.

Thanks for the support anyway!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:17 AM
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Sorry the race was canceled. Use this as an opportunity to train for for something else. To reach a new goal. To prepare for a different event. Do not use this as an excuse to do something bad.

Congrats on the sober time!
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:38 PM
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Thanks for sharing cardio...get signed up for another race!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:11 PM
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Sorry about the cancellation. More time to train!
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