You all know that I was training for a 5K. I was following a couch-to-5K program, running 2-3 times a week. The race was a small one, not far from home, a few weeks ago.
I knew when I signed up there would be a small chance, that I wouldn't be able to make it because I was on call for a birth. The Saturday night before my Sunday race I had a feeling and sure enough I got the call at about 11pm. I was at the hospital all of Sunday and while I don't regret it at all, I feel weird having worked toward a goal and now that goal is gone.
I wish I could just run because I like to run, but I know myself and I know that I won't make the time, I won't put in the effort, without a race coming up. There are races all year long, and another smallish one at the end of September near here.
I'm thinking of pushing myself a bit and signing up for the 10K this time. It will keep me running and I'll have to increase my distance. And who knows, maybe by signing up I'll get another doula client too.