Quit apologizing for your race times. It does not matter how fast you ran or why you may have ran slower than expected, that is not what running is about. The important thing is that you ran and finished! You did more that what most have done. You have stepped out and taken the initiative to do something healthy and whole for your body! No matter what time you ran your race, you may have inspired someone, so QUIT apologizing for your time and saying I could have done better if it was not for this or that. Once you start saying things like that you automatically negate what you had done. So be proud of a 8 min or your 15 min mile and keep on keeping on!!!! Congrats everyone!!!!!