Cross Timbers was today,and I did the marathon. Although the trail was well marked, someone changed the signs and I (plus a few others) made a wrong turn in the last 2.5 miles. Luckily for me, it probably amounted to no more than 5 minutes on my finishing time, and an extra hill. The guy in front of me however was pretty darn "pissed". He talked about it for the next mile. He slowed his pace and in turn, was passed by several others.
It's hard when you make a wrong turn. You have to shake it off and regain focus. You can't let if effect the rest of your race.
I think that wrong turns in life are the same way. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes.
Wouldn't it be great if we could just acknowledge the wrong turn and move on, instead of letting it effect our whole race?