This week’s topic is the Agony of DNF, DNS
I am been lucky. I have never had a DNF.
I have finished a race with a stress fracture, a broken foot and bloody knees.
But I have had several cases of DNS.
This past March, my flight was cancelled and I missed a 5K race in Palm Springs, CA.
I was angry and disappointed. But things were out of my control. I felt bad for my friend Mary but it turned out that she wasn’t feeling well anyway and didn’t run the race.
I didn’t get to race but I did get to run with Mary several times during my trip.
This past June, my flight was cancelled on my way back from Colorado. So I missed a 10 mile race. The race is one of my favorites and I was bummed.
I ran the next day in a scenic area instead. It helped mentally (may be a little).
These are the worst.
Luckily I didn’t miss any big races while I had a strained achilles, a broken ankle, a stress fracture or a broken foot.
But I did DNS at just a few races that I signed up for early.
Not running because of an injury bothered me a lot more than missing a race.
I think I skipped one or two 5k races where it was pouring. I’m a weather whimp when it comes to rain.
Happy Running! Have you has any DNS or DNF races?