Thanks to all of you who offered me sage advice on what to do for Skinnyman tomorrow. Here is my decision...
After much thought and quite a lot of waffling back and forth, I have decided to volunteer instead of race. I was really on the fence up to the last minute. I even sent an email to the volunteer coordinator saying I was going to race the swim and bike and walk the run, then two minutes later I sent him another saying I changed my mind and would volunteer.
When it came right down to it, I just know that I would feel bummed if I turned in my chip, and if I decided to walk, well, I wouldn't have really walked as much as try not to run. I totally miss running so much, and can't bear the thought of going another six weeks without it!!
So, I will be handing out water at the finish line! I'm so excited for this spot, because this means I can watch Kel finish with the best seat in the house (except I'll be standing)!! I can't wait!
I met Kel in Skaneateles yesterday, and we rode the course. I felt very sluggish for the first 5 miles or so, which is most likely due to the fact that, well, I haven't really been doing very much as of late. So that solidified in my mind that I made the right call. I will race next year as a speed workout 2 weeks before IM Syracuse 70.3 in all of it's point-to-point glory!!