We had some random horribly run tri-meet today that didn’t count for anything (one of the schools just ran their JV team) and it was the beginning of the race and I got spiked by my teammate, tripped, and started bleeding pretty rapidly. The cut ended up not being that large, however pretty deep, but I didn’t realize at the time so I was walking off the course, since I was concerned for the cut and it was just the start of the course and everyone had a 45-60 second lead on me by now, as well it was a tri-meet so I didn’t think anything of it.
After the race, my whole team threw massive shade at me for walking off the course on this shitty tri-meet that doesn’t count for anything, even my coaches were mocking me asking if I was going to need urgent care for a cut, which really made me angry. I’m aware I could and should have finished the course, but I wasn’t sure of how bad the cut was and knew that this didn’t count for anything and I was already 45-60 seconds behind everyone. What do you think I should have done? (We also have a relatively large important invite this Saturday, which I also took into consideration before walking off)