This past weekend I was scheduled to run the Martian Meteor 10k but the universe had other plans for me. Those plans involved me laying in bed all day with the upper respiratory plague. I normally push myself to run races even when I am sick, but there was no pushing through this. I was having trouble breathing just walking around the house thanks to all of the phlegm (TMI?) in my lungs. So this race, was a no go.
The bf on the other hand, who seems to have the world’s best immunity (knock on wood), ran the race solo. You can read his recap here.
I had requested that Chris pick up my race packet, so I could at least get a new shirt out of the deal. My entry was already paid for after all. In the past when I was a bit more hard-core, I wouldn’t have even wanted a shirt for a race that I didn’t run but I have softened up a bit about that. I blame aging and being all lovey dovey with the bf for making me soft. 😉
When Chris came home from his race, he handed me my shirt and this.
Yep, a medal. The Martian medal. A medal that I didn’t earn.
Evidently Chris ran with my race bib in his pocket and then sweet talked the medal girl at the finish line into giving him my medal. He said that he told her I would run a virtual 10k to make up for not being there but I am pretty certain she just thought he was cute and caved in to his request.
Either way, I now have a medal for a race that I didn’t run. I haven’t put it on my medal rack yet because I am a bit torn. All of the medals currently on my rack are from races that I have actually completed. Medals that I have earned. On the other hand, I could just run a 10k and call it good enough. If nothing else, that medal would have an interesting story behind it.
I need you to weigh in on this.
What do I do with the medal?
Run a solo 10k and keep it? Or?