Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crushed

I never expected to win a race that size. It was complete shock and excitement when I saw my name listed as the overall female winner of the race on Sunday. The race director assured me things would be straightened out and they’d send my award. Well, I was just informed there was actually one woman who finished ahead of me in 41:xx. She ran through the 5k finish chute instead, so her chip didn’t register properly.

You've all have been so encouraging. I’m happy with my time, and it’s a little a lot silly in the grand scheme of things……..but is it all right to say I’m feeling just a little crushed right now?

16 comments:

  1. Of course it is okay to feel crushed! Winning a race (no matter how big or small) is huge! But you know what, 2nd place in a race that huge is pretty sweet too!

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  2. Holy crap, what a mess on their part! Delayed results, the wrong people running through the right chutes, the right people running through the wrong chutes...

    I can definitely understand why you feel a little let down right now. What a roller-coaster! At least you have a massive PR to take out of the whole mess. And Kier is right - second place is pretty awesome too!

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  3. My goodness, I can't believe that they made that much mistakes. You still should be proud...that's an awesome time! The part I love the best is that you are a full time working momma. That my friend is what makes you an instant winner!

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  4. That is some crapola! You totally deserve something. I am so proud that you PR'd by such a drop. You should buy yourself those socks anyway. You deserve it.

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  5. I completely agree with Kier! Of course it's ok! *hugs*

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  6. You're a winner to me, but that's got to be hard to have the wind let out of your sails like that.

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  7. You had an awesome race, don't forget the PR! I don't blame you for being bummed though.

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  8. I'm sorry. I understand your disappointment. 2nd place is really great though!

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  9. That is so frustrating! but doesn't discount your huge PR !

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  10. you need to change the PR on your sidebar btw...

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  11. What an absolute mess on their part. Of course it is okay to feel a little let down. It is still amazing to get 2nd in a race of that size, and a huge speedy PR too! Buy the CEP's! You'll love them.

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  12. Oh good grief, these people are a mess. It's absolutely okay to feel crushed, I sure would. I hope they get things straightened out before next year.

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  13. Oh no! I would be crushed too. On the bright side, you still have an awesome PR, right? I know, not nearly the same... :(

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  14. Oh no! I would be crushed too. On the bright side, you still have an awesome PR, right? I know, not nearly the same... :(

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  15. That is so frustrating! but doesn't discount your huge PR !

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  16. That is some crapola! You totally deserve something. I am so proud that you PR'd by such a drop. You should buy yourself those socks anyway. You deserve it.

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