My First Virtual DNF

I was ambitious.  Things happen.  And I ended up biting off more than I can chew.  Here’s the story.

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I was eagerly looking forward to my birth month, November, as I had filed the first week of the month off from work.  I thought that with a week to myself, I’d finally have time to do all my errands and be able to put in some decent mileage.  And so the ambitious me signed up for a staggered 40K virtual run.  But when the first week came, I found myself going back and forth between two cities doing errands.  In short, what I planned to be a 20K or so week ended up zero!

The following weeks weren’t much better as I lost my weekends with more errands and important activities.  By the time I was finally able to put in some runs, it was already late in the month.  And worse was that I don’t get acknowledgment from the virtual run organizer that my submissions were accepted!

By the last week of November, I surrendered that my second virtual race will be ending as my first virtual DNF.  But I have no regrets.  It was an ambitious goal I admit, but sometimes there are things that we need to prioritize.  Needs usually rank higher than wants.  But that’s life—you don’t always get what you want.  All you can do is fail fast and try again.

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