Saturday, August 31, 2013
Today, I ran in the Color Run. Per my earlier blog entry I was worried about it because my sister-in-law had been shaking my confidence for weeks. I worked really hard to be ready for the run by walking and preparing myself for it so that I could keep up with the other girls. I got there at 7:15. The run started at 8:00. I texted my sister-in-law to see where she was. She said that she had to pick up one of the other girls because her car wouldn't start. Then she said that she was sick and having to pull over to throw up. I waited and waited through wave after wave of runners heading out to the course until there was only me and about 20 other people waiting to go.
I texted her that I was just going to have to go. She had never told me where she was or to wait on her. So I did the whole run by myself. It was fun and I got color all over me. I made good time (for me) and did the run in 48 minutes. But then she texted me to tell me that they were only a "few minutes behind me" and they "looked for me at the after party" and posted pictures of her and ALL the other girls together on the course... except for me that is. I feel very left out and frustrated that she asked me to participate with them and then completely excluded me.
But in the end, I did run the thing in good time and had fun in spite of everything. I guess that's what I should take away from it. But that's not easy right now when I feel ostracized.