DNF? Are you kidding me?
DNF stands for “Did Not FINISH.”
When I saw those preliminary results posted on Facebook, I was gutted.
I clearly recall running, cantering, trotting and walking the entire 50 kilometres. 50K. On the trail. Over the hills. Through the mud.
I just didn’t quite finish within a reasonable time, I guess. I was under the impression I’d made the cutoff time, but I appear to have been mistaken.
I know I completed 50K.
YOU (now) know I completed 50K.
I just need to work on my speed. Because yes, I was out there for a ridiculously long time on my feet.
But I FINISHED.
So, I’ll see that DNF and raise you some courage.
Some sore legs.
And some mild interest to do it all again next year just so I can get a legit time posted next to my name, and not a big, fat “DNF.”