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The Color Run

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.
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    Thank you guys so much for your comments! It is so nice to get support on here. I don't have very much/if any support in my real life.
    1692 days ago
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    Shame on your SiL! The great thing about running is that you CAN do it on your own. Set your own targets and goals, try to beat your own time, and so on. I hope the lack of support here doesn't stop you from entering other 5K's - races can be so much fun and you might surprise yourself with how well you can do! Stick at it, you're doing brilliantly!
    1692 days ago
    I am glad you kicked butt all on your own. Don't be dismayed. And I am glad you didn' t let her get to you enough to hold you back. Seems like she needs a good lesson in being supportive ;) emoticon
    1692 days ago
    Thanks for your commennt :) I did ask her about it. She said that she and all the other girls rode together and that it was my fault that I ran alone since I didn't finish waiting on them. And she never thought to try to meet up with me on the course since I had decided to go without them anyway. So I just dropped the subject. I didn't see any good from continuing that topic. I had fun by myself and I'm gonna try to focus on that :)
    1692 days ago
    emoticon on your Color Run! And on not letting your SIL's antics stop you from having fun.

    Maybe if you confront her about her actions / thoughtlessness? It might not have been deliberate. Either way it could be better to get it out in the open instead of letting it fester.
    1692 days ago
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