What is worse than making a fool of myself on the tracks, with everyone watching? Not making a fool of myself by chickening out of the event before it even started! Yup, that's what I did - stood by the sidelines and cheered those who ran. Haha. What a lucky escape. :D
And the shame of having opted out the last minute - hey, I can live with that. I never was a runner, to begin with, anyway!