T-Minus 3 Days

12 Oct

Tonight was my last run before the Baltimore 5K – the whole reason I started on this running journey. Thanks again Brandy šŸ™‚ I have been a ball of nerves all week – I’m anxious, I’m nervous and I really wish Saturday morning would be here already.

A friend of mine asked why I was nervous, I’m not running to win anything, and they are right; in all reality I’m hoping to hit smack dab in the middle of the field. My biggest issue is that I set unrealistic goals for myself and when I don’t attain them it ruins the entire experience.  I should come running across the finish line with a huge smile on my face because I finished. 8 weeks ago I hadn’t run more than 50 feet in 8+ years. So, instead of being excited to complete I’ve set a goal for myself of under 34 minutes. Now in my mind this shouldn’t be an issue since my last 3 runs were at 33:36, 34:33 and 34:29 so I’ve done it before so what is so hard about it! Well, I’ve never run that course before, I’m going to be running in a huge pack and I’ll be super nervous.

Anyway, small update from my last post…I said I was only going to run 5k’s from here on out…well that was a tiny fib since I only ran 2 miles last Saturday.  I also said that I was going to work up to 3.5-4 miles by the 15th…another fib since I haven’t done it.  Oh well, not the end of the world since I know I will be able to finish on Saturday.

Today was my last run before Saturday so wish me luck and here’s hoping I get a few good race pictures and a time under 34 minutes!

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2 Responses to “T-Minus 3 Days”

  1. brandy October 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Yay!! Hopefully you won't have to carry me across the finish line, lol.

  2. Margaret and Dan October 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    haha – Hopefully your legs feel better asap

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