I’ve had a lot of decisions to make over the past ten days or so. The biggest one looming over me right now is whether to walk in the Buffalo Boogie 5K.
I’ve talked about it with the Hot Mess Hubby and I’ve talked about it with my podiatrist and the overwhelming evidence says that walking in this 5K, whether it’s in regular shoes or a shoe and this horrible soft cast, is an incredibly bad idea.
Similarly, I am not going to rent a wheelchair to let others push me down the route. For several reasons. First, because this was about me accomplishing something special…and I’m not doing that if someone else is pushing me and I’m sitting on my ass. Second, this 5K is on a nature trail. A dirt trail. No way and I rolling a wheelchair on that.
I appreciate the support from Brenda and from Crystal, who signed up to walk with me. I’m incredibly touched by your support and friendship – and I’m deeply sorry that I won’t be able to walk in the 5K. But you get to decide what happens next.
If you don’t want to walk at all, I will reimburse you for your $18 entry fees.
If you do still want to walk, I will go to the event and cheer you on. I’ve already called the event coordinators to ensure that I don’t have to walk fair in this clumpy thing in order to get to the finish line. They’ll make special arrangements to let me park closer to the event if I go.
I will go and I will cheer…for you, my Hot Mess Sistahs. Just let me know what you want me to do. Refund or walk? No judging on my end. I’m the one who’s foot messed it up.
I feel absolutely terrible that it’s come to this. I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me. Even in this brace, I can’t walk a 5K with a stress fracture. It’s too painful.
I’m very sorry. Feel free to comment here and let me have it. I’ll listen.