Sunday, October 28, 2007

DNF

The temperature was 93 degrees and rising at 1 pm when I walked off the course at SOMA, one mile into the half marathon.

Even a stubborn Athena has her limits.

More later.

25 comments:

  1. In my mind it's just a race...a game...when it's no longer fun and potentially harmful, there is really no reason to keep going.

    Hope you're okay.

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  2. It's just way too hot here today. I thought of you guys. Way to make a smart decision!

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  3. 93 in August is 1 thing. 93 today is another, even in the S.W.

    It just wasn't your day, and that's OK.

    Smart trumps stubborn.

    Hope you're OK -- that you're not pulled up injured (hamstring) or sick (heat).

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  4. Knowing your limits is part of the game. Good job for getting as far as you did and for knowing the value of a strategic retreat!

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  5. DNF = Did Nothing Foolish
    Hope you're ok
    take care mate

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  6. I've been in the same situation as you were in today, just at another 1/2 IM. I've never regretted the decision I made that day. It only fueled the flames for my next 1/2 IM. I heard Sarah Reinertsen speak in the summer of '06 in Oshkosh, WI and she told us "that a DNF is much better then a DNS." That saying has always stuck with me. You went out there and gave it your all, and I have no doubt you made the right decision. Hope you're doing well!

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  7. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww...that sucks. Sorry to hear it. :(

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  8. Sorry ... but playing it smart is a brilliant plan!

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  9. DNF=Did not Freakout

    Sorry to hear about your DNF, but I'm glad you knew to stop.

    I'll be praying for you.

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  10. DNF=Did not Freakout

    Sorry to hear about your DNF, but I'm glad you knew to stop.

    I'll be praying for you.

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  11. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you're OK. Take care of yourself!

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  12. I agree with Lisa...as soon as it's not fun, it's time to stop.

    You beat the course by not allowing it to beat you. (is that deep? Or what?)

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  13. DNF- DID NOT FAIL

    You did get out the and you succeeded to have the common sense to stop.

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  14. ohhh waddler, I like that!!

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  16. Remember what Pirate said one time...it's not like we're in the Olympics or anything. It's supposed to be fun. You're doing a lot of awesome things in your life :)

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  17. Congratulations on getting out there and starting. And also on assessing your situation and stopping.

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  18. Smart move indeed! There is no honor in heat stroke. Zero. You did the right thing to stay healthy and strong for another race, another day.

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  19. You were smart good for you! Cant wait to hear more. Hope you was able to meet up with Duane.

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  20. Discretion is the better part of valor sometimes.

    Sounds like you made a good call based on the conditions at the time but I can imagine the "what if" scenarios that are running through your mind today.

    Try not to beat yourself up too much.

    Chris

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  21. I was watching around 10 am and I was hot. I think you made a wise decision.

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  22. Sometimes dropping out takes way more courage than staying in and hurting yourself. Don't let it undermine your pride in racing SOMA.

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  23. I thought it was 103. I was so very grateful to be doing the quarterman and not the half. I seriously doubt I would have run that half. Too hot.

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