So I texted my sister, who is a mom of three, and a good friend to add perspective. Was I being a wimp if I skipped the race and allowed my daughter to enjoy all of her partying with her two best friends (yep, twins!)? Was I allowing her to make the decisions I should be making? After it was confirmed that NO, I am not a wimp and I am just being a good mom, I opted to run my 5K at home at race pace on a 10% incline. I was done running by the time the race was due to start, got my daughter all dressed, and we headed out to party #1, which was immediately followed by party #2.