Well one of the reasons that I took yesterday off, even from the bike was because of this:
Even last night as I went to bed, I didn't know if I was going to go through with it or not. I had my bike loaded and everything.
Taking off yesterday was probably the best decision ever, even if when I got up this morning at 4:15am, I called it.
While I felt a lot better, the big picture was what kept flashing before my eyes.
My initial thought leading up to this morning is that I would simply walk the run portions (I was signed up for the duathlon).
But then with input from others that helped me see the light, I knew that for the long term the best thing for me to do was just sit it out.
I purposely left my chip and my bib number here at the house as I headed out at 5am to go meet up with all my friends (many doing their first tri or du). I knew that if I took those things with me, I would have probably ended up going through with it. The atmosphere is very, very contagious!
Even the walking and riding would have set me back and I know this. Was it worth it?
I decided no, it wasn't.
I miss running and CrossFit so much that if I had to sit out any longer due to my pride, I would have just been that much more mad at myself.
So I cheered on all my friends, and got to hang out with Deb who I havent seen in forEVER!
PS: had I been signed up for the tri, I dont know...it was cold, windy and very choppy water...lots of issues out there today especially with the first timers wave that went last...oy vay...
Hitting the gym later after working a last minute-ish shift at the Locker.