“He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this time of crying in the corner of the dark cave and thought of it as when he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn’t work. It wasn’t just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect. It was more than that–it didn’t work.”
― Gary Paulsen, Hatchet
It was hard not to feel sorry for myself as I limped around the race venue, cheering everyone else on and not being able to race. That’s really all I’m going to say about today. I didn’t really do a trail, I just watched others. I’d like to think that it was a positive experience that I was able to enhance for them.