Legend refused contact obstacles in standard all three days but had three picture perfect jumpers runs. But knocked a bar driving around a corner on Saturday. It's so sad to me that she has developed this phobia. At this point in her career we should just be running for fun and enjoying whatever happens. Anyway, this has earned her at least a temporary hiatus from the standard ring. Really, there is no point. She's stressed, I'm stressed and chances are we are not going to Q (that seems like three pretty good reasons). Probably a more effective plan would be to also relieve her of all classes with contacts in NADAC as well but that's not going to happen. Again, three reasons-we are relatively close to a NATCH, I want to try and go to championships next fall, and refusals are not called in NADAC so technically we can still Q. We may not be proud of it but we'll take what we can get. Once all that is accomplished I can reevaluate the situation. Meanwhile we will just keep training-you never know, she might get over it!
And because I am a crazy person, after getting up at 5:30 in the morning to drive to the trial on Saturday I had entered a twilight 5K in the neighboring town. The same place as our 5K fail from over the summer-we decided to go back and do it right this time. So after hanging out all afternoon I ended up running my second best time of the year and placing...you guessed it...third in my age group! Good thing too, because had it not gone well I was really going to resent that I had to get up at 5:30 again this morning.
Currently, I am exhausted. Why do we do this again?