This has really bothered me..to the point of tears. I'm not sure if it's just my disappointment, or just my whole shit sandwich of a week I've had.
An email I recieved:
"Hey Kimba,Attached is a note Carolyn asked me to forward to you. Can you find another crazy to take on this 120 adventure? I think it is good to have a partner you know a bit and of comparable pace.The Pub Run has fun last Saturday, how was your trainer?Dan
I am pleased to tell you that my friend Jill wants to run the Appalachian crossing with me. She will be contacting you shortly, but I told her I would let you know for sign up. I think it would be best if Kim gets another partner, as Jill is fast these days and we will be doing our training together. I lost my old emails as my computer went down, so will you contact Kim and let her know? When do you need money? Thanks for all of your help! Carolyn "
This is about the Appalachian Crossing.
Reasons I am pissed: 1) Not being contacted directly. My address is on the WV Yahoo Group, if you had any web savvy you would have found it.
2) Being dumped because I am slow-I typed a whole bunch of expletives here, then decided I was better person and deleted it.
3) Not being able to run the Appalchian Crossing-I don't know anyone who is old, fat and slow as me, that would want to run a multi stage day race across West Virginia. And is slow. Did I mention I was slow?
This was just an inopportune time to receive this. I've had chaos at home, with skunked dogs and little sleep; dispointments at work and have had to internalize (as usual) great stress since it's things I can't talk about; little energy to get quality workouts in.
I emailed Dan and told him I was out for the Crossing. Give my space to some young, fit fast runner who has all sorts of people to run with at their speed. Yes, I am bitchy, whining, and complaining.