That is the question I am asking myself. Should you do a race "just for fun"? I guess I have to ask myself, if I'm doing it just for fun, why bother paying the entry fee to do it just for fun? And if I say I'm doing it just for fun, will I really take it easy enough for it to be fun? And let's say I end up racing it, then time it will take to recover will screw up my training for the next week or so. So is it worth it? It costs time and money. Is it worth it for 2 hours with 2,000 of your closest friends? For the finishers medal? For the overpriced picture?
I guess I need to look at the big picture. What is the end goal, and is doing the race worth it?
Happy Mother's Day!