You are no failure! Quite the contrary. My October calender has a quote, “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it”. Mighty proud of you. I suggest that you keep your reservations that weekend, go to the event and try to meet and get an autogragph from that famous women runner that you interviewed. We will meet you there. Lunch, Dinner and/or Breakfast is on me and mom.