The last few days have been a nail biter. In fact, I don't think I have any nails left....ouch! I finally had to face reality about the next few weeks of my foot not being healed, still being in the walking bootie, and the looming runDisney Dopey Challenge!
I've thought about all the scenarios in my head. Heck as of yesterday I was seriously considering walking all 48.6 miles. I even talked to my doctor's nurse about it (she thought I was crazy). But who am I kidding? My family was starting to get down right mad at me for even thinking I could still do Dopey. All I heard from them, the doctor, and the nurse was how I could seriously injure myself. And I know they're all right. But I'm hard-headed, so it took me awhile to agree. And just like, I'm out on Dopey.
Am I crushed? Absolutely. Did I cry? Of course. But I have to take care of myself and my body...it's the only one I've got! There's always next year for all 48.6 miles of pure runDisney bliss!
I'm still planning on doing the 5K and 10K. My mom and I will be doing the 10K together, so that's going to be awesome. And if we have to walk, we will. If I'm still in a boot, then so be it. I refuse to miss out on all the hype and fun of marathon weekend with everyone. I wouldn't miss it for the world!
So I may not be Dopey anymore, and I'm now a little bit Grumpy. But once I get to Walt Disney World in a few weeks, I know I'll be Happy!
Have you ever had to miss out on a big race? How did you deal with the disappointment?