a) where i was this time last year
b) where i was supposed to be this year
c) where i actually am this year
my very first dns - the fresno 50k. i decided back in august that i was not in shape for it and it was highly unlikely that i'd get in shape in time. for once, i exercised a bit of intelligence and decided i'd rather take these months easy and enjoy running instead of possibly making myself worse (those dizzy spells haven't exactly cleared up). so anyway, i'm not an ultra-runner yet.
instead of heading across-the-country, i went to the state cross-country meet and watched my amazing hs girls win! way better than a 50k. three ladies made all-state, four finished well under 20:00, and the "slowest" time was sub-21 (the team is speedy - i would have to fight for a spot on jv). so proud of them!
good luck to all the nyc marathoners today! best race ever!