i ran that 1/2 marathon back-to-back in '09 and again in 2010. i was signed up to do it again this year.
but i didn't. probably by spring, when i should have been up to 4 miles a day and distance on weekends, i realized that it just wasn't going to happen this year. and so, i didn't do it. i.... quit? i thought i was being realistic, knowing my limits, saving myself pain and trouble.
but then, i was talking with a friend at an event last night, and she mentioned that she was in week 1 of training for a fall 1/2 marathon and had injured herself. i was immediately encouraging, "some people just aren't built to be runners! i'm not! we don't all have to be runners!" but then i wondered, is that an excuse?
clearly, it's bothers me and has been nagging at me since this spring.
what do you say? is it realistic to know when you're not good at something? or is it quitting?