After a lot of thoughts and begging from me, Josh and I decided that doing The North Face 50 was not in our best interest. I have had a foot that has been giving me problems for a year, and we had not trained enough to be confident about the course. This is the first race I have ever signed up for and not completed. I know this was the best decision, but I am not going to lie it was hard. I woke up early that morning and heard all the runners leaving our hotel. I went and threw our numbers in the trash, and tried to go back to sleep. While convincing myself we made the right choice.
Josh did everything he could do to help me cover my disappointment. We did short hikes and enjoyed God's beauty in this area.
How can you be down in the dumps after seeing this amazing sight all day? My mother gave the best advice when I told her I wasn't running. "Enjoy the day you have. You Never Get a Redo." Isn't that amazing advice? After I talked to her, and just looked around, I felt bad for being down in the dumps. I just needed to stop and look around, I was truly blessed with amazing views, amazing husband (whom I hadn't seen in five weeks), and an amazing life. I was pretty selfish to feel so down. So I changed my attitude then Josh and I really enjoyed "hanging out" at The Blue Mountains.
Have you ever had a moment, where you were disappointed, then stopped looked around and realized you did not have any reason to be disappointed?