Friday, August 20, 2010
All signed up (Jennifer)
I have been talking about possibly wanting to do a 5k run. There is one in October that I would like to do. By then the weather should be much cooler. But it seems so far away. I have completed runs of 3 to 5 miles at home on my own. So then I thought maybe I would do one at the end of August in my hometown where my parents live. I have been tossing it around in my head because maybe it would too hot that day, or maybe it would rain, or maybe....you get the point. Excuses. Last night I decided I really do want to do this. I offered my friend Ron to do it with me and my hubby was going to but now has to work. This seems to be a MUCH smaller scale one than in October which is the Komen run where the turnout will be huge. From what I can see there were only 350 people at this same run last year. I decided it is time. I want to commit to this. So I did. Regardless of who goes with me, what the weather is, or what my horoscope is for that day(that was a joke) I am going to do it...FOR ME. So thats it. I am signed up for next Saturday. After signing up for it I saw it was called a 5k "race". I did see where walkers are welcome, but I would like to run the whole thing. My run is probably considered a slow one, but hey...its what I can do. The word "race" is very intimidating to me. I told Trish that I am doing it and she wrote back that she will come to the "race". Just seeing the word makes me nervous. I am not a big fan of competition. It just isnt my thing. I am doing this for me...not to compete with anyone. So, at this point I have feelings of excitement and nervousness at the same time.
Tips? Thoughts? Advice? Any words of wisdom for the week before my run will be appreciated! I really dont know what to expect.
Posted by Jennifer at 4:23 PM