Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

I was supposed to run the NYRR 5mi Father's Day Run Against Prostate Cancer this morning. I woke up around 5:00 to start getting ready and heard the pitter-patter of rain on my air conditioner. Right then and there, I decided not to go into NYC for the race. I tired to go back to sleep but I couldn't. In the past, today would have been one of those days where I would not have gotten any miles in at all. Fortunately, my wife's gym was running a special where she could add a family member for $10 extra per month. So this morning, I went to the gym at 7:00 and ran a 10k on the treadmill.

I'm OK with the decision not to race. I've had a stressful week at work and I haven't been sleeping well. Last thing I need is to get sick from hanging out in the rain before the race. If I have nothing planned, maybe I'll run next week's Achilles Hope and Possibility 5mi My parents, brother, sister-in-law, and niece, are supposed to come over later for a BBQ. I'm praying the rain will hold off so I can cook outside.

Lastly, Happy Father's Day to all the fathers who read this blog. Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

NY Wolve said...

Happy Fathers Day to you! Ironically, it didn't rain in this race. A very light sprinkle about 30 minutes in, but nothing compared to the Scotland Run or that other more recent 10K. It was wet and humid though, and I can imagine that any potential lingering sickness issue would have been amplified in the conditions. Hope you make it out soon!